News on Quantum physics in 2017

Qubits put into reverse

30 November 2017

A group of scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, has figured out how to make spin qubits perform controlled backward rotations. This has never been shown before.

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New ’building material’ points toward quantum computers

02 October 2017

A Danish-American research team has shown that it is possible to produce ‘Majorana particles’ in a new ‘building material’. The research, led by scientists from Niels Bohr institute, paves the road for new types of experiments.

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Smart atomic cloud solves Heisenberg's observation problem

13 July 2017

One of the most fundamental principles of physics, "Quantum Back Action", has been challenged by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, which has used laser light to link a vibrating membrane with cesium atoms.

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Iron secrets behind superconductors unlocked

07 July 2017

Due to magnetism iron should - theoretically - be a poor superconductor. Nevertheless certain ironbased materials possess fine superconducting properties. Why? Because the five unbound electrons found in iron...

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Holey pattern boosts coherence of nanomechanical membrane vibrations

12 June 2017

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have introduced a new type of nanomechanical resonator, in which a pattern of holes localizes vibrations to a small region in a 30 nm thick membrane.

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First step towards photonic quantum network

25 January 2017

First step towards photonic quantum networkResearchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have now developed the first building blocks needed to construct complex quantum photonic circuits for quantum networks. This rapid development in quantum networks

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