Finnish physicists have created an ultra-thin, 2D material with quantum properties that would usually only be made possible using rare earth minerals. But this new material was fabricated using only common materials. “Studying complex quantum materials is hindered by the properties of naturally occurring compounds,” says atomic physicist Peter Liljeroth from Aalto University. “Our goal … Continue reading Ultra-thin material mimics quantum entangled rare earth compounds
By David Ernest McClelland, Robert Ward and Terry McRae The LIGO gravitational wave observatory in the United States is so sensitive to vibrations it can detect the tiny ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. These waves are caused by colliding black holes and other stellar cataclysms in distant galaxies, and they cause movements in the … Continue reading Approaching zero
Physicists have moved closer to a ‘quantum perpetual motion machine’ – at least on paper. Cathal O’Connell reports.
Researchers have confirmed one of the most profound thought experiments of quantum physics. Cathal O’Connell explains.