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 […]

Credit: University of Nottingham Researchers have developed a new theory for observing a quantum vacuum that could lead to new insights into the behavior of black holes. The Unruh effect combines quantum physics and the theory of relativity. So far it has not been possible to measure or observe it, […]

Majorana constellations of some of the most quantum states in various dimensions. Credit: Luis L. Sánchez Soto Investigators develop a method to determine how quantum the state of a system is. Large objects, such as baseballs, vehicles, and planets, behave in accordance with the classical laws of mechanics formulated by […]

Micrograph of the quantum tunneling sensor chipset and the matched Fowler-Nordheim tunneling barriers. Credit: Chakrabartty Lab, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis Shantanu Chakrabartty’s laboratory has been working to create sensors that can run on the least amount of energy. His lab has been so successful at […]

Artist’s rendering of a method of measuring and controlling quantum spins developed at Princeton University. Credit: Rachel Davidowitz When atoms get extremely close, they develop intriguing interactions that could be harnessed to create new generations of computing and other technologies. These interactions in the realm of quantum physics have proven […]

In a very unusual way, the electrical and magnetic properties of a particular crystal are linked together — the phenomenon was discovered and explained at TU Wien (Vienna). Electricity and magnetism are closely related: Power lines generate a magnetic field, rotating magnets in a generator produce electricity. However, the phenomenon […]