“Giant atoms” enable quantum processing and communication in one

Researchers devise an on-off system that allows high-fidelity operations and interconnection between processors.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics lincoln-laboratory

A mechanical way to stimulate neurons

Magnetic nanodiscs can be activated by an external magnetic field, providing a research tool for studying neural responses.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 19, 2020 ~7 min

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Scaling up the quantum chip

MIT engineers develop a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: electronics photonics quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology


Transparent graphene electrodes might lead to new generation of solar cells

New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: graphene solar research renewable-energy school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics civil-and-environmental-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology optoelectronics


Study unveils details of how a widely used catalyst splits water

“Gold standard” material for generating oxygen from water divulges its molecular mechanisms.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: chemistry research school-of-engineering research-laboratory-of-electronics materials-science-and-engineering dmse mit-energy-initiative energy-storage

Researchers achieve remote control of hormone release

Using magnetic nanoparticles, scientists stimulate the adrenal gland in rodents to control release of hormones linked to stress.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse mcgovern-institute


Novel method for easier scaling of quantum devices

System “recruits” defects that usually cause disruptions, using them to instead carry out quantum operations.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research sensors school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering nuclear-science-and-engineering

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