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Quantum Information

Synopsis: Diamond Qubits Take the Stage

A ten-qubit system based on spins in impure diamond achieves coherence times of over a minute. Read More »

Quantum Physics

Synopsis: Playing a Quantum “Oldie” on a Turntable

A well-known quantum experiment is performed on a rotating lab table—offering a probe of quantum physics in a noninertial reference frame. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Viewpoint: A Crowd Freezes Up

Dense flocks of beads flowing in a channel can “freeze” like ice—a unique type of phase transition that may be applicable to human crowds. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Focus: Cooling on the Negative Side

A new cooling technique targets negative ions, which are typically resistant to cooling methods that work with atoms and positive ions. Read More »

Quantum Information

Synopsis: Long-Haul Quantum Key Distribution

Two independent studies demonstrate the practicality of twin-field quantum key distribution—a promising approach to performing quantum cryptography over long distances. Read More »

Nanophysics

Synopsis: Placing Single Impurities into a Crystal

A new technique inserts single-ion impurities into a crystal reliably and with a precision of tens of nanometers. Read More »

Spintronics

Viewpoint: Cavity Spintronics Gets More with Less

A new design for a cavity spintronic device obtains a strong photon-magnon coupling with a magnet that is over 1000 times smaller than previously used magnets. Read More »

Superconductivity

Synopsis: Tinkering with Superconductivity in a Quasicrystal

Quasicrystals might host an exotic superconducting phase when subjected to a magnetic field, according to a theoretical study. Read More »

Superconductivity

Viewpoint: A Prediction for “Hot” Superconductivity

A proposed hydrogen-rich solid would superconduct above the boiling point of water—though the material would need to be subjected to a colossal pressure. Read More »

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