Ultracold atoms reveal a new type of quantum magnetic behavior

The findings may help researchers design “spintronic” devices and novel magnetic materials.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 16, 2020 ~8 min

physics photonics quantum-computing light research school-of-science research-laboratory-of-electronics national-science-foundation-nsf materials-research-laboratory

New type of atomic clock keeps time even more precisely

The design, which uses entangled atoms, could help scientists detect dark matter and study gravity’s effect on time.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

physics photonics quantum-mechanics light research school-of-science research-laboratory-of-electronics national-science-foundation-nsf defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

An LED that can be integrated directly into computer chips

The advance could cut production costs and reduce the size of microelectronics for sensing and communication.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 14, 2020 ~7 min

semiconductors electronics photonics research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics mobile-devices mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Physicists capture the sound of a “perfect” fluid

The results should help scientists study the viscosity in neutron stars, the plasma of the early universe, and other strongly interacting fluids.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 3, 2020 ~8 min

physics photonics light research school-of-science research-laboratory-of-electronics national-science-foundation-nsf

3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 25, 2020 ~11 min

chemistry electronics nasa research graduate-postdoctoral media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering school-of-science 3-questions research-laboratory-of-electronics materials-science-and-engineering dmse space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Researchers develop a high-power, portable terahertz laser

The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities out of the lab and into hospitals, airports, or other settings.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

electronics lasers research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Generating photons for communication in a quantum computing system

New technique provides a means of interconnection between processors, opening the way to a complete quantum computing platform.

Michaela Jarvis | Research Laboratory of Electronics • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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

“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

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

neuroscience research school-of-engineering school-of-science research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse mcgovern-institute defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa department-of-defense-dod

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

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

/

15