MIT researchers realize “ideal” kagome metal electronic structure

Newly synthesized compound of iron and tin atoms in 1-to-1 ratio displays unique behavior.

Materials Research Laboratory | Dec. 12, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: materials-research-laboratory magnetism metals electronics spintronics physics school-of-science research quantum-mechanics

Chemists observe “spooky” quantum tunneling

Extremely large electric fields can prevent umbrella-shaped ammonia molecules from inverting.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 4, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research chemistry quantum-mechanics school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material

The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 16, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: materials-science-and-engineering magnets physics quantum-mechanics research school-of-science materials-research-laboratory national-science-foundation-nsf

Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Feb. 21, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research chemistry quantum-dots quantum-mechanics materials-science-and-engineering school-of-science department-of-energy-doe national-science-foundation-nsf

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 | Nov. 16, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  quantum-mechanics  quantum-mechanics-energy  physics  electronics  research  school-of-science  semiconductors  superconductors  department-of-energy-doe

Experiments confirm theory of “superballistic” electron flow | MIT News

Behaving like particles in a viscous fluid can help bunches of electrons squeeze through a tight space.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent | Aug. 23, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  physics  school-of-science  quantum-mechanics  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Mapping the effects of crystal defects | MIT News

Study sheds light on interactions that change the way heat and electricity move through microchips.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | March 14, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  research  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  mechanical-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  physics  quantum-mechanics  department-of-energy-doe  defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Electrons go superballistic | MIT News

Newly discovered phenomenon accelerates electrons as they enter a viscous state.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | March 6, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  school-of-science  physics  quantum-mechanics  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  students  undergraduate

Stars align in test supporting “spooky action at a distance” | MIT News

Physicists address loophole in tests of Bell’s inequality, using 600-year-old starlight.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 6, 2017
~10 mins |

Tags:  astrophysics  astronomy  physics  quantum-mechanics  research  school-of-science  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  laboratory-for-nuclear-science

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 | Feb. 6, 2017
~16 mins |

Tags:  faculty  profile  energy  materials-science-and-engineering  magnets  superconductors  research  physics  quantum-mechanics  school-of-science

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