Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich”

Structure may reveal conditions needed for high-temperature superconductivity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Cracking the secrets of an emerging branch of physics

In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Team creates ‘holy grail’ of superconductors

"...with this kind of technology, you can take society into a superconducting society where you'll never need things like batteries again."

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.

Leda Zimmerman | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~9 min

Cooper pairs reveal a new state of matter

Cooper pairs, electron duos that enable superconductivity, can also conduct electricity as normal metals do, researchers report.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 16, 2019 ~8 min

Quantum control with light paves way for ultra-fast computers

A new method of controlling quantum properties with light could help scientists "create crazy-fast quantum computers by nudging supercurrents."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
July 16, 2019 ~4 min

Harvard scientists develop way to identify topological materials

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.

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 16, 2019 ~7 min

Surprising electronic disorder in a copper oxide-based ceramic

MIT researchers use resonant X-ray scattering measurements to reveal unexpected “Wigner glass” in desirable superconducting material.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Jan. 28, 2019 ~8 min

Physicists record “lifetime” of graphene qubits

First measurement of its kind could provide stepping stone to practical quantum computing.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 31, 2018 ~8 min