Researchers at JQI have discovered a quantum system that is a hybrid of order and chaos.   ANIMATION Normally the word “chaos” evokes a lack of order: a hectic day, a teenager’s bedroom, tax season. And the physical understanding of chaos is not far off. It’s something that is extremely difficult […]

ANIMATION By adding some magnetic flair to an exotic quantum experiment, physicists produced an ultra-stable one-dimensional quantum gas with never-before-seen “scar” states – a feature that could someday be useful for securing quantum information. As the story goes, the Greek mathematician and tinkerer Archimedes came across an invention while traveling […]

Quantum particles lined up in a lattice form the basis for an error-tolerant quantum processor. Credit: Uni Innsbruck/Harald Ritsch Even computers can miscalculate. Already small disturbances change stored information and corrupt results. That is why computers use methods to continuously correct such errors. In quantum computers, the vulnerability to errors […]

A team led by Princeton physicists discovered a surprising quantum phenomenon in an atomically thin insulator made of tungsten ditelluride. The results suggest the formation of completely new types of quantum phases previously hidden in insulators. Credit: Kai Fu for the Wu Lab, Princeton University In a surprising discovery, Princeton […]

Atoms are trapped in an optical cavity composed of two mirrors. When a “squeezing” laser is set through the cavity, the atoms are entangled, and their frequency is measured with a second laser, as a platform for more precise atomic clocks. Credit: courtesy of the researchers The new atomic clock […]

Majorana Zero Energy Modes are found at the edge of 2D topological superconductors. Credit: Alex Tokarev, Ella Maru Studio Aalto University New research, published in Nature, has measured highly sought-after Majorana quantum states. A team of theoretical and experimental physicists have designed a new ultra-thin material that they have used to […]

MIT and Harvard researchers have studied how elementary units of magnetism, called spins (the black arrows), move around and interact with other spins, in a chain of single atoms (the colored spheres). The background shows a real image of the spins, revealing a high contrast periodic modulation of the blue […]

Visualization of quantum dots in bilayer graphene using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy reveals a three-fold symmetry. In this three-dimensional image, the peaks represent sites of high amplitude in the waveform of the trapped electrons. Credit: Zhehao Ge, Frederic Joucken, and Jairo Velasco Jr. Researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope […]