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20-qubit Schrödinger cat states with superconducting quantum processor

The achievement of these results is a big step toward building a quantum computer.

15 Aug 2019 Science

Newfound superconductor material could be the ‘silicon of quantum computers’

Possible 'topological superconductor' could overcome industry's problem of quantum decoherence.

15 Aug 2019 Science

Experiments explore the mysteries of ‘magic’ angle superconductors

A team led by Princeton physicist Ali Yazdani has shown that strong electron interactions play a key role in the superconductivity that has been discovered in graphene, a material made up of single-layer sheets of carbon atoms.

31 Jul 2019 Nature

Researchers at the Forschungszentrum Jülich develop novel process for structuring quantum materials

The so-called "Jülich process" makes it possible to combine superconductors and topological insulators in the ultra-high vacuum and thereby produce complex components.

29 Jul 2019 Nature Nanotechnology

Leiden physicists discover inhomogeneous texture of high-temperature superconductors

High-temperature superconductivity fascinates because of the deep mystery it represents for physicists, and because of the promise of applications in wind turbines, levitating trains and “no-resistance” power grids. Milan Allan’s research group used a special Scanning Tunneling Microscope to image spatial variations of superconducting particles for the first time in these materials, and published about it in Nature.

24 Jul 2019 Nature

Order from chaos: Australian vortex studies are first proof of decades-old theory

Seminal, seventy-year-old theory of turbulence experimentally verified for first time; applications range from Jupiter's Great Red Spot to electron movement in superconductors.

27 Jun 2019 Science

Another major step towards room-temperature superconductivity

A hydrogen-rich material becomes superconductive under high pressure and at minus 23 degrees Celsius. The discovery is another important step towards reaching zero electrical resistance at temperatures relevant for energy applications.

22 May 2019 Nature

Manipulating superconductivity using a ‘mechanic’ and an ‘electrician’

A versatile experimental method to achieve simultaneous control of the number and the transfer energy of the electrons has been long desired.

10 May 2019 Science Advances