Physics

  • Getting to grips with superconductivity

    Energy gap modulations in a cuprate superconductor.

    The explanation of this schematic diagram may do your head in if you’re not a physicist, but the work is well worth n...

    Physics April 2, 2020
  • Entanglement and a quantum internet

    Researchers say they have found the ‘missing link’ for success.

    US physicists say they have found “the missing link” for a practical quantum internet and, as such, taken a big step ...

    Physics March 24, 2020
  • Scientists crack 58-year-old quantum mystery

    Fluke find could revolutionise nuclear magnetic resonance.

    Curiosity-driven research can yield exciting discoveries. The latest is an accidental breakthrough by Australian engi...

    Physics March 12, 2020
  • Turbulent times in the aquarium

    Researchers unravel how fluids transform from order to disorder.

    While turbulence is everywhere – from planes to white water rafting and whirlpools in the bathtub – it’s one of the l...

    Physics March 2, 2020
  • Don’t fear the craquelure

    Cracks can make wood paintings less vulnerable.

    Cracks in the paint of a great work of art may not be quite the problem they seem. In fact, if it’s a painting on woo...

    Physics February 23, 2020
  • Reducing noise below the sound of silence

    Researchers manipulate quantum light with telling effect.

    Researchers from Australia, Singapore and China have developed a technology that manipulates quantum states of light ...

    Physics February 19, 2020
  • Getting to grips with fragile topology

    Research explains the strange electron flow in future materials.

    A class of materials known as topological insulators has excited those searching for the materials of the future for ...

    Physics February 16, 2020
  • A breakthrough in muon management

    Physicists looking to up the collider energy.

    A breakthrough in muon management has set scientists dreaming of an alternative that could have 100 times the power o...

    Physics February 13, 2020
  • Artificial atoms create stable qubits

    An important step in quest for silicon quantum computer.

    Quantum engineers in Australia have created artificial atoms in silicon chips which, they say, offer improved stabili...

    Physics February 11, 2020
  • Physicists do something very cool

    Nanoparticles at ground state open new possibilities.

    Physicists have cooled a nanoparticle to the lowest temperature quantum mechanics allows by reducing its motion to th...

    Physics February 2, 2020
  • A novel quantum couple

    Magnetic field moves electrons into concentric circles.

    US and Japanese researchers have created and imaged a novel pair of quantum dots – tiny islands of confined electric ...

    Physics January 30, 2020
  • Explaining an uncertain law of physics

    It’s great science, but not yet worth a million dollars.

    Turbulence is seen as the ultimate example of chaos theory: the way a butterfly flaps its wings in Australia could be...

    Physics January 7, 2020
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