Latest Joint Quantum Institute Stories

2012-05-04 09:12:36

An optical switch developed at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) spurs the prospective integration of photonics and electronics.

2012-04-20 09:50:15

"Money, it's a gas," says the sixties rock group Pink Floyd in their song "Money."

2011-12-09 12:12:37

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to manipulate atoms' internal states with lasers that dramatically influences their interactions in specific ways.

2011-12-09 11:47:27

Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have for the first time engineered and detected the presence of high angular momentum collisions between atoms at temperatures close to absolute zero.

2011-08-22 20:15:49

Transmitting photons thousands of miles through fiber-optic cable is far easier than sending them just a few nanometers through a computer circuit.

2011-08-11 05:45:00

Physicists have discovered that the quantum properties of ions can be manipulated using microwaves, instead of lasers.

2011-01-21 08:35:02

Tokyo, Jan 21, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Professor Kohei Itoh, who is developing quantum computers based on silicon semiconductors at Keio University's Faculty of Science and Technology, together with Dr.

2010-06-03 07:54:10

For most people, frustration is a condition to be avoided - but for scientists studying certain "frustrated" ensembles of interacting components – that is, those which cannot settle into a state that minimizes each interaction – it may be the key to understanding a host of puzzling phenomena that affect systems from neural networks and social structures to protein folding and magnetism.

2010-01-27 09:19:41

Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland at College Park, can speed up photons (particles of light) to seemingly faster-than-light speeds through a stack of materials by adding a single, strategically placed layer.

2009-12-02 18:51:36

Achieving an important new capability in ultracold atomic gases, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have created "synthetic" magnetic fields for ultracold gas atoms, in effect "tricking" neutral atoms into acting as if they are electrically charged particles subjected to a real magnetic field.

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