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Abrikosov vortices help scientists explain inconsistencies in 'dirty' superconductors theory
International team of physicists explained anomalous low temperature behavior of 'dirty' superconductors. (2018-10-09)
A new way to count qubits
Researchers at Syracuse University, working with collaborators at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, have developed a new technique for measuring the state of quantum bits, or qubits, in a quantum computer. (2018-09-24)
Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons
Rice University atomic physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley's inexorable quest for miniaturization. (2018-09-04)
Scientists predict superelastic properties in a group of iron-based superconductors
A collaboration between scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main has computationally predicted a number of unique properties in a group of iron-based superconductors, including room-temperature super-elasticity. (2018-08-30)
Superconductivity above 10 K discovered in a novel quasi-one-dimensional compound K2Mo3As3
A research team led by Dr. Zhian Ren from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered a quasi-one-dimensional superconductor K2Mo3As3, with the Tc value exceeding 10 K for the first time. (2018-08-10)
Lining up surprising behaviors of superconductor with one of the world's strongest magnets
Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of this material changes in an unusual way under very high magnetic fields -- a finding that could help direct the search for materials that can perfectly conduct electricity at room temperature. (2018-08-08)
Rice University physicists find surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors
Rice University physicists used simulations and neutron scattering experiments to show the presence of tiny lattice distortions near the optimal superconductivity of an iron pnictide compound. (2018-08-07)
Scale-invariant resistivity in cuprates
A new intriguing property of cuprate superconductors has been identified, says a new study, which shows that in very high magnetic fields, the resistivity of a thin-film lanthanum-based cuprate scales linearly with the field. (2018-08-02)
'Strange metals' just got stranger
Scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have discovered a behavior in materials called cuprates that suggests they carry current in a way entirely different from conventional metals such as copper. (2018-08-02)
New algorithm could help find new physics
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed an algorithm that could provide meaningful answers to condensed matter physicists in their searches for novel and emergent properties in materials. (2018-07-27)
The relationship between charge density waves and superconductivity? It's complicated
For a long time, physicists have tried to understand the relationship between a periodic pattern of conduction electrons called a charge density wave (CDW), and another quantum order, superconductivity, or zero electrical resistance, in the same material. (2018-07-18)
Physicists uncover why nanomaterial loses superconductivity
Physicists have discovered that superconducting nanowires made of MoGe alloy undergo quantum phase transitions from a superconducting to a normal metal state when placed in an increasing magnetic field at low temperatures. (2018-07-09)
Researchers upend conventional wisdom on thermal conductivity
Researchers from around the United States have reported that a crystal grown from two relatively common mineral elements -- boron and arsenic -- demonstrates far higher thermal conductivity than any other semiconductors and metals currently in use, including silicon, silicon carbide, copper and silver. (2018-07-05)
Study provides insight into the physics of the Higgs particle
Physicists at the University of Bonn have succeeded in putting a superconducting gas into an exotic state. (2018-06-27)
Control of quantum state of optical phonon in diamond induced by ultrashort light pulses
Ultrashort Light-pulse-induced vibrations of atoms in a lattice, called optical coherent phonons, have been controlled in various materials. (2018-06-25)
Cooling by laser beam
A laser pulse that for a few picoseconds transforms a material into a high-temperature superconductor. (2018-06-08)
Designer materials with completely random structures might enable quantum computing
Topological randomness may be the answer for lossless electronics and making the nuts and bolts of quantum computers. (2018-06-04)
Paradoxically, environmental noise helps preserve the coherence of a quantum system
In work that could lead to scalable quantum computers, scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and collaborators have shown that thanks to the 'quantum Zeno effect,' with a three-particle system, that they can use dephasing -- a process that normally would reduce the coherence -- to paradoxically maintain coherence in a quantum system. (2018-05-30)
Theory gives free rein to superconductivity at room temperature
Victor Lakhno, head of the Laboratory of Quantum-Mechanical Systems of the Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, RAS has calculated a critical temperature of the transition, energy, heat capacity and heat of transition of an ideal three-dimensional Bose-condensate of translation-invariant bipolarons (TI-bipolarons). (2018-05-24)
Revealing the mysteries of superconductors: Ames Lab's new scope takes a closer look
The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has successfully demonstrated that a new type of optical magnetometer, the NV magnetoscope, can map a unique feature of superconductive materials that along with zero resistance defines the superconductivity itself. (2018-05-09)
Theory for one type of superconductor solves puzzle in another
A 2017 theory proposed by Rice University physicists to explain the contradictory behavior of an iron-based high-temperature superconductor is helping solve a puzzle in a different type of unconventional superconductor, the (2018-05-08)
A novel voltage peak in the metal nanowire-superconductor hybrid structure
A novel voltage peak was detected when cooling the system across the proximity induced superconducting transition temperature in a crystalline gold nanowire contacted by a superconducting electrode. (2018-05-02)
Topological insulator 'flips' for superconductivity
A groundbreaking sample preparation technique has enabled researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Tokyo to perform the most controlled and sensitive study to date of a topological insulator (TI) closely coupled to a superconductor (SC). (2018-04-30)
Charge density wave inhomogeneity and pseudogap in 1T-TiSe2
1T-TiSe2 undergoes the superconductivity transition under Cu intercalation, pressure or electric gating. (2018-04-18)
Some superconductors can also carry currents of 'spin'
Researchers have shown that certain superconductors -- materials that carry electrical current with zero resistance at very low temperatures -- can also carry currents of 'spin'. (2018-04-16)
Research reveals new aspects of superconductivity and correlated phenomena
The exotic behaviors displayed by organic compounds subjected to low temperatures are explored in a study developed in Brazil, whose results were published in Physical Review B. (2018-04-11)
Scientists discover a link between superconductivity and the periodic table
Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Skoltech have discovered a general principle for calculating the superconductivity of hydrides based on the periodic table alone. (2018-04-10)
A different spin on superconductivity
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) Department of Physics together with collaborators has seen exotic superconductivity that relies on highly unusual electron interactions. (2018-04-06)
Mirror, mirror
The mirror-like physics of the superconductor-insulator transition operates exactly as expected. (2018-04-06)
Superconductivity in an alloy with quasicrystal structure
A Japanese research team led by Nagoya University discovered the first superconductive quasicrystal. (2018-03-26)
Shedding light on the mystery of the superconducting dome
University of Groningen physicists, and colleagues from Nijmegen and Hong Kong, have induced superconductivity in a monolayer of tungsten disulfide. (2018-03-19)
New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time
This achievement is an important step towards building so-called topological quantum computers. (2018-03-15)
Boron can form a purely honeycomb, graphene-like 2-D structure
Borophene is known to have triangular lattice with holes, while honeycomb lattice of boron was predicted to be energetically unstable. (2018-03-14)
Insulator or superconductor? Physicists find graphene is both
Insulator or superconductor? MIT physicists find graphene is both, at a 'magic angle.' (2018-03-05)
Practical spin wave transistor one step closer
University of Groningen physicists have managed to alter the flow of spin waves through a magnet, using only an electrical current. (2018-03-01)
Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future
With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. (2018-02-19)
Bringing a hidden superconducting state to light
Using high-intensity pulses of infrared light, scientists found evidence of superconductivity associated with charge 'stripes' in a material above the temperature at which it begins to transmit electricity without resistance--a finding that could help them design better high-temperature superconductors. (2018-02-16)
Missing link to novel superconductivity revealed at Ames Laboratory
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a state of magnetism that may be the missing link to understanding the relationship between magnetism and unconventional superconductivity. (2018-02-13)
Charge order and electron localization in a molecule-based solid
Charge ordering in cationic mixed-valence compounds is of crucial importance for materials science. (2018-01-19)
Protonation induced high-Tc phases in iron-based superconductors
The research teams led by Dr. Weiqiang Yu at Renmin University of China and Dr. (2018-01-17)
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