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Majorana fermion
2014-10-04 08:36:22

Scientists from Princeton University have discovered an unusual new type of particle that is essentially its own antiparticle – behaving simultaneously like matter and antimatter, according to a new study currently appearing in the online edition of the journal Science.

2012-10-09 21:55:27

If quantum computers are ever going to perform all those expected feats of code-breaking and number crunching, then their component qubits---tiny ephemeral quantum cells held in a superposition of internal states---will have to be protected from intervention by the outside world.

2012-08-01 22:56:37

With headlines proclaiming the discovery of the Higgs boson—the so-called God particle—particle physics has captured the imagination of the world, particularly among those who dwell on the nature of the cosmos.

Scientists Say They've Found The Elusive Majorana Fermion
2012-04-15 04:48:19

After a search that has lasted roughly three-quarters of a century, researchers believe they have at long last discovered evidence of an elusive particle that could be its own anti-particle.

Exotic Quantum States: A New Research Approach
2011-10-03 09:23:13

Theoretical physicists of the University of Innsbruck have formulated a new concept to engineer exotic, so-called topological states of matter in quantum mechanical many-body systems.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.