Scientists observe a single quantum vibration under ordinary conditions

Studying a common material at room temperature, researchers bring quantum behavior “closer to our daily life.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 6, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: energy physics kavli-institute mechanical-engineering materials-science-and-engineering quantum-computing research school-of-engineering

Quantum sensing on a chip

Researchers integrate diamond-based sensing components onto a chip to enable low-cost, high-performance quantum hardware.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Sept. 25, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

Observation of the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm Effect, predicted decades ago, may offer step toward fault-tolerant quantum computers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Sept. 5, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

Daniel Darling | Department of Biological Engineering | Aug. 9, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: quantum-computing biological-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology carbon-nanotubes cancer medicine

Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science | May 29, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | May 14, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

MIT researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | March 15, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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