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How the act of measuring a quantum particle transforms it into an everyday object

The quantum world and our everyday world are very different places. In a publication that appeared as the "Editor's Suggestion" in Physical Review A this week, UvA physicists Jasper van Wezel and Lotte Mertens and their colleagues investigate how the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 30th, 2021

Mini electricity generator made from quantum dots

Machines and electronic devices often generate waste heat that is difficult to utilize. If electricity could be generated from this waste heat, it would offer a means for a clean and sustainable power production: Such a technology would be ideally su.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 52 min. ago

Low-temperature DeNOx catalyst for reducing ultrafine particle emission

Recently, there has been growing demand for DeNOx catalysts that can treat nitrogen oxides (NOx) at low temperatures to increase energy efficiency when processing flue gas in industrial combustion facilities. NOx are emitted during the combustion of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Proof of Concept Verifies Physics That Could Enable Quantum Batteries

An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: For the first time, a team of scientists has now demonstrated the quantum mechanical principle of superabsorption that underpins quantum batteries in a proof-of-concept device. "Superabsorption is a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Competition heating up in high-end TV market

South Korea's Samsung Display began volume production of its QD OLED (quantum dot organic light-emitting diode) panels in November 2021 as it officially entered the large-sized OLED panel market. This will likely fuel competition in the high-end TV m.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Physicists discover "secret sauce" behind exotic properties of new quantum material

MIT physicists and colleagues have discovered the "secret sauce" behind some of the exotic properties of a new quantum material that has transfixed physicists due to those properties, which include superconductivity. Although theorists had predicted.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Tuning the bonds of paired quantum particles to create dissipationless flow

Electrons flowing through power lines and computers inevitably encounter resistance; when they do, they lose some of their energy, which dissipates as heat. That's why laptops get hot after being used for too long and why the server farms that power.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Determining the Hamiltonian of quantum systems with far fewer measurements

The number of measurements needed to characterize a system of quantum particles is far fewer than previously thought, a RIKEN physicist and three collaborators have shown. As well as cutting the workload of experimentalists, this finding has importan.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Measuring medicine use in livestock supports the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Measuring how much antimicrobial medication is given to food animals is key to understanding how to slow antimicrobial resistance, when dangerous microbes get so used to antimicrobials that they evolve stronger defenses against them. However, measuri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Newly discovered type of "strange metal" could lead to deep insights

Scientists understand quite well how temperature affects electrical conductance in most everyday metals like copper or silver. But in recent years, researchers have turned their attention to a class of materials that do not seem to follow the traditi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

New nanocrystals put a tiny twist on useful materials

A new kind of tiny particle is a big deal in UO chemist Carl Brozek's lab......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Building a silicon quantum computer chip atom by atom

A University of Melbourne-led team has perfected a technique for embedding single atoms in a silicon wafer one-by-one. Their technology offers the potential to make quantum computers using the same methods that have given us cheap and reliable conven.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Ancient Mesopotamian discovery transforms knowledge of early farming

Rutgers researchers have unearthed the earliest definitive evidence of broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) in ancient Iraq, challenging our understanding of humanity's earliest agricultural practices. Their findings appear in the journal Scientific.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Semiconductor demonstrates elusive quantum physics model

With a little twist and the turn of a voltage knob, Cornell researchers have shown that a single material system can toggle between two of the wildest states in condensed matter physics: The quantum anomalous Hall insulator and the two-dimensional to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

In-fridge controller could scale up quantum computers

A collaboration between computer scientists and physicists at the University of Chicago broke through one of the key obstacles for large-scale quantum computing by figuring out how to move their control signals "inside the fridge.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Physicists detect a hybrid particle held together by uniquely intense "glue"

In the particle world, sometimes two is better than one. Take, for instance, electron pairs. When two electrons are bound together, they can glide through a material without friction, giving the material special superconducting properties. Such paire.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

A new look at quantum radar suggests it might boost accuracy more than thought

A combined team of researchers from the University of Arizona and MIT reports that quantum radar might be able to boost the accuracy of radar systems more than has been thought. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the gro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 10th, 2022

China"s rover checks out that weird cube on the moon—surprise! It"s a rock.

Back in early December 2021, China's Yutu 2 rover made headlines when it spied what looked like a curious cube-shaped object on the moon's surface. Of course, speculations ran rampant. And it didn't help matters any when the China National Space Admi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 10th, 2022

The 7 most exciting PC monitors from CES 2022

1440p at 360 Hz? The tallest consumer monitor ever? Quantum dots? CES had them all. Enlarge /  LG DualUp Monitor (28MQ780). (credit: LG) Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show previews a massive amount of products planned.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 8th, 2022

Tech Startup Wants To Gamify Suing People Using Crypto Tokens

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard, written by Maxwell Strachan: A new tech startup plans to become "the stock market of litigation financing" by allowing everyday Americans to bet on civil lawsuits through the purchase (and trade).....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 8th, 2022

What is QD-OLED? The newest (and best) TV tech fully explained

LED and OLED TV each have advantages, but also faults. Can the use of quantum dots finally give OLED TV the edge it needs to beat QLED? Yes. Enter QD-OLED......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022