Atoms stand in for electrons in system for probing high-temperature superconductors

Using new “quantum emulator,” physicists can observe individual atoms moving through these materials, and measure their speed.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent • mit
Dec. 6, 2018 ~7 min

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First two-dimensional material that performs as both topological insulator and superconductor

MIT researchers have demonstrated that a Tungsten ditelluride-based transistor combines two different electronic states of matter.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Oct. 31, 2018 ~10 min

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Scientists demonstrate one of largest quantum simulators yet, with 51 atoms | MIT News

New technique manipulates atoms into antiferromagnetic state.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 29, 2017 ~9 min

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A new window into electron behavior | MIT News

Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material’s surface.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 16, 2017 ~9 min

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Zach Hartwig: Applying diverse skills in pursuit of a fusion breakthrough | MIT News

Newly-appointed Assistant Professor Zach Hartwig's mission is to use nuclear technology to benefit society and the environment.

Peter Dunn | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
May 22, 2017 ~6 min

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Julien Barber: Protecting magnets and the environment | MIT News

Master's candidate explores ways to cool high-temperature superconductors used in fusion research.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
March 27, 2017 ~6 min

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Faculty highlight: Senthil Todadri | MIT News

A quest to understand superconductivity leads MIT theoretical physicist Senthil Todadri to discoveries about new magnetic materials called quantum spin liquids.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Feb. 6, 2017 ~16 min

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Majorana fermions predicted in a superconducting material | MIT News

MIT researchers propose a new method for verifying the existence of a theoretical quasiparticle.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Dec. 21, 2016 ~7 min

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Arthur Freeman, first associate director of National Magnet Laboratory, dies at 86 | MIT News

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
June 17, 2016 ~3 min

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Researchers find unexpected magnetic effect | MIT News

Combining two thin-film materials yields surprising room-temperature magnetism.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 9, 2016 ~6 min

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