"...with this kind of technology, you can take society into a superconducting society where you'll never need things like batteries again."
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: physics electricity materials-science superconductors temperature magnetism featured science-and-technology
MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: energy industry superconductors research renewable-energy school-of-engineering global faculty collaboration nuclear-science-and-engineering magnets alternative-energy plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion cern
Cooper pairs, electron duos that enable superconductivity, can also conduct electricity as normal metals do, researchers report.
Nov. 20, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: physics electricity superconductors matter electrons higgs-boson science-and-technology
New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances.
Sept. 16, 2019 • ~8 min
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A new method of controlling quantum properties with light could help scientists "create crazy-fast quantum computers by nudging supercurrents."
July 16, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: light superconductors computers quantum-physics science-and-technology
Though they have unusual properties that could be useful in everything from superconductors to quantum computers, topological materials are frustratingly difficult to predictably produce. To speed up the process, Harvard researchers in a series of studies develop methods for efficiently identifying new materials that display topological properties.
April 16, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology materials faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard peter-reuell reuell quantum-computers topological-insulators ashvin-vishwanath energy-efficiency insulators materials-science superconductors topological-materials topology vishwanath
MIT researchers use resonant X-ray scattering measurements to reveal unexpected “Wigner glass” in desirable superconducting material.
Jan. 28, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: physics superconductors research metals school-of-science materials-science-and-engineering materials-research-laboratory
First measurement of its kind could provide stepping stone to practical quantum computing.
Dec. 31, 2018 • ~8 min
Tags: physics graphene quantum-computing materials-science superconductors research school-of-engineering school-of-science electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology lincoln-laboratory
Riccardo Comin seeks to elucidate the microscopic physics of high-temperature superconducting devices to advance their technological applications.
Dec. 13, 2018 • ~9 min
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Using new “quantum emulator,” physicists can observe individual atoms moving through these materials, and measure their speed.
Dec. 6, 2018 • ~7 min
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