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Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface
Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of Klein tunneling, a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like it's not even there. (2019-06-19)
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity
Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in 'stripe-ordered' cuprates -- copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism -- discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to turn superconductivity off. (2019-06-14)
Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing
Using a new approach, Princeton University researchers detected the elusive Majorana quasiparticle, notable for being its own antiparticle and for its potential as the basis for a robust quantum computing system, in a device built from a superconductor, small magnetic elements, and a topological insulator. (2019-06-13)
Discovery of field-induced pair density wave state in high temperature superconductors
Superconductors are quantum materials that are perfect transmitters of electricity and electronic information. (2019-06-12)
Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator
University of Rochester researchers harnessed superconductivity to conceive of a quantum refrigerator that could cool atoms to nearly absolute zero temperatures. (2019-06-04)
Electric-field-controlled superconductor-ferromagnetic insulator transition
Xianhui Chen's group at University of Science and Technology of China observed an electric-field controlled reversible transition from superconductor to ferromagnetic insulator in (Li,Fe)OHFeSe thin flake using the latest SIC-FET gating technique. (2019-05-28)
AI and high-performance computing extend evolution to superconductors
In a new study from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, researchers used the power of artificial intelligence and high-performance supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defects on the performance of a superconductor. (2019-05-24)
Superconductor's magnetic persona unmasked
In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. (2019-05-20)
A new iron-based superconductor stabilized by inter-block charger transfer
A research team from Zhejiang University report the discovery of an iron-based superconductors (IBSC) BaTh2Fe4As4(N0.7O0.3)2, an intergrowth compound between BaFe2As2 and ThFeAsN0.7O0.3, on basis of a block-layer design. (2019-05-16)
Computing faster with quasi-particles
In collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, researchers from the University of Würzburg have made an important step on the road to topological quantum computers. (2019-05-10)
Manipulating superconductivity using a 'mechanic' and an 'electrician'
Strongly correlated materials can change their resistivity from infinity to zero with minute changes in conditions. (2019-05-10)
New robust device may scale up quantum tech, researchers say
A new device may bring scalable quantum bits because it's planar, just like silicon wafers already in use, and robust thanks to protective properties enabled by combining aluminum and indium arsenide. (2019-04-24)
Triplet superconductivity demonstrated under high pressure
Researchers in France and Japan have demonstrated a theoretical type of unconventional superconductivity in a uranium-based material, according to a study published in the journal Physical Review Letters. (2019-04-18)
Uncovering the superconducting phosphine: P2H4 and P4H6
Phosphine (PH3), a typical hydrogen-rich hydride, has attracted a great deal of research interest because of its superconducting transition at high pressure. (2019-03-19)
Superconductivity is heating up
Theory suggests that metallic hydrogen should be a superconductor at room temperature; however, this material has yet to be produced in the lab. (2019-03-04)
Superconductors: Resistance is futile
New experimental results change the way we think about high-temperature superconductors. (2019-01-29)
New method yields higher transition temperature in superconducting materials
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new way to raise the transition temperature of superconducting materials, boosting the temperature at which the superconductors are able to operate. (2019-01-25)
Unlocking graphene's superconducting powers with a twist and a squeeze
A Columbia-led team has discovered a new method to manipulate the electrical conductivity of this game-changing material, the strongest known to man with applications ranging from nano-electronic devices to clean energy. (2019-01-24)
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2019
ORNL story tips: Automated pellet press speeds production of Pu-238 to fuel NASA's deep space exploration; new memory cell circuit design may boost storage with less energy in exascale, quantum computing; free app eases installation, repair of HVAC systems that use low GWP refrigerants; ORNL microscopy analyzes magnesium as lower-cost catalyst alternative in fuel cells for vehicles; neutrons investigate bizarre magnetic behavior as possible quantum spin liquid rarely found in 3D material. (2019-01-08)
Revealing hidden spin: Unlocking new paths toward high-temperature superconductors
Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that electron spin is key to understanding how cuprate superconductors can conduct electricity without loss at high temperature. (2019-01-03)
Physicists uncover new competing state of matter in superconducting material
A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pnictide superconductor, which reveals a laser-induced formation of collective behaviors that compete with superconductivity. (2019-01-02)
Researchers observe charge-stripe crystal phase in an insulating cuprate
Heating the surface of a cuprate high-temperature superconductor allowed a team of researchers from Boston College and Brookhaven National Laboratory to modify the material into an insulating state, where they found an exotic liquid crystal phase, the team reports in the journal Nature Materials. (2018-12-17)
Electronic evidence of non-Fermi liquid behaviors in an iron-based superconductor
Recently, a research team led by Prof. Xingjiang Zhou from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has conducted high-resolution laser-based ARPES experiments on the superconducting gap and electronic structure in the optimally-doped (Ba0.6K0.4)Fe2As2 superconductor. (2018-12-10)
Supercomputers without waste heat
Physicists from the University of Konstanz explore superconductivity for information processing. (2018-12-07)
Science: High pressure orders electrons
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have carried out high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order competing with superconductivity. (2018-12-05)
Special topic: Superconductivity and magnetism in transition-metal compounds
SCIENCE CHINA Physics Mechanics Astronomy recently publishes a topical issue, in which eight articles are collected to touch some of the frontier studies of this field. (2018-11-28)
A magnetic method to control the transport of chiral Majorana fermions
Majorana fermion with antiparticle being itself, was originally introduced as a putative elementary particle by Ettore Majorana in 1937, and the chiral Majorana fermion was experimentally observed in topological superconductors in 2017. (2018-11-12)
Graphene on the way to superconductivity
Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. (2018-11-09)
Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel
Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide. (2018-11-07)
A faster, cheaper path to fusion energy
Scientists are working to dramatically speed up the development of fusion energy in an effort to deliver power to the electric grid soon enough to help mitigate impacts of climate change. (2018-11-05)
Scientists discover new properties of uranium compounds
A group of physicists predicted that much lower pressures of about 50,000 atm can produce 14 new uranium hydrides, of which only one, UH3, has been known to date. (2018-10-15)
The culprit of superconductivity in cuprates
Researchers have uncovered an underlying mechanism related to the materials dependence in copper-based high-temperature superconductors. (2018-10-10)
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)
SUTD researchers resolve a major mystery in 2D material electronics
SUTD researchers have discovered a one-size-fits-all master equation that shall pave the way towards better design of 2D material electronics. (2018-09-10)
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)
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)
Underlying mechanism discovered for magnetic effect in superconducting spintronics
Superconductor-ferromagnet structures are widely regarded as the building blocks of superconducting spintronic technology. (2018-07-10)
Chinese scientists achieve success in nitrogen metallization
A Chinese research team announced it has successfully metallized nitrogen at extreme conditions. (2018-07-06)
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)
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