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  1. A Laser For Penetrating Waves

    The "Landau-level laser" is an exciting concept for an unusual radiation source. It has the potential to efficiently generate so-called terahertz waves, which can be used to penetrate materials as well as for future data transmission.

  2. For Superconductors, Discovery Comes From Disorder

    Discovered more than 100 years ago, superconductivity continues to captivate scientists who seek to develop components for highly efficient energy transmission, ultrafast electronics or quantum bits for next-generation computation.

  3. Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be The ‘Silicon Of Quantum Computers’

    A potentially useful material for building quantum computers has been unearthed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), whose scientists have found a superconductor that could sidestep one of the primary obstacles standing in the way of effective quantum logic circuits.

  4. Fermilab’s Newest Accelerator Delivers First Results

    Fermilab’s newest particle accelerator is small but mighty. The Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, designed to be versatile and flexible, is enabling researchers to push the frontiers of accelerator science.

  5. Scientists Discover New State Of Matter

    A team of physicists has uncovered a new state of matter—a breakthrough that offers promise for increasing storage capabilities in electronic devices and enhancing quantum computing.

  6. Greener, Faster And Cheaper Way To Make Patterned Metals For Solar Cells And Electronics

    An innovative way to pattern metals has been discovered by scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, which could make the next generation of solar panels more sustainable and cheaper.

  7. Schrödinger's Cat With 20 Qubits

    Dead or alive, left-handed or right-handed - in the quantum world, particles like the famous analogy of Schrödinger's cat can all be at the same time. Together with experts from Forschungszentrum Jülich, an international team, including researchers from several top American universities, has succeeded in putting 20 entangled quantum bits in such a state of superposition.

  8. Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light Is Harnessed For Solar Energy

    Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells, providing a tool to help push forward the development of next-generation devices.

  9. How Do Atoms Vibrate In Graphene Nanostructures?

    Innovative new electron spectroscopy technique pushes the limits of Nanospectroscopy for materials design

  10. Researchers Turn Off Backscattering, Aim To Improve Optical Data Transmission

    Engineers at the University of Illinois have found a way to redirect misfit light waves to reduce energy loss during optical data transmission. In a study, researchers exploited an interaction between light and sound waves to suppress the scattering of light from material defects – which could lead to improved fiber optic communication. Their findings are published in the journal Optica.