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

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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

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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

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Better superconductors from ceramic copper oxides

Riccardo Comin seeks to elucidate the microscopic physics of high-temperature superconducting devices to advance their technological applications.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Dec. 13, 2018 ~9 min

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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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