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Ion Microscopy Goes Quantum

Researchers have developed an ion-optics-based quantum microscope that has sufficient resolution to image individual atoms. Read More »

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An Atom Pushed to Its Speed Limit

Researchers have transported an atom between two locations in the shortest possible time, an achievement that has implications for quantum technologies. Read More »

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Distorting Nuclear Mirror

Two “mirror” nuclei, in which the numbers of neutrons and protons are interchanged, have markedly different shapes—a finding that defies current nuclear theories. Read More »

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Elongated Cells May Unjam Cancers

In tightly packed tissues, a cancer cell’s motility is linked to the shape of the cell and of its nucleus. Read More »

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A Superconducting Qubit that Protects Itself

A newly proposed superconducting circuit architecture employs  a synthetic magnetic field to create a qubit that is intrinsically protected from noise. Read More »

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Unexpected Universality in Superconductor Behavior

In contrast with predictions, researchers find no variation in a thermoelectric signal (known as the Nernst signal) for different types of superconductor. Read More »

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Speeding Up Ultrafast Spectroscopy

A signal-processing algorithm called compressive sensing lets researchers characterize a sample with ultrafast spectroscopy using far fewer measurements than before.  Read More »

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Iceberg Shape Affects Melting

Experiments with large ice cubes show that the melting rate depends on the shape, an effect that climate modelers may need to consider. Read More »

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Doubly Strange Nucleus Observed

Particle physicists have detected a short-lived nucleus containing two strange quarks, whose properties could provide new insights into the behavior of other nuclear particles. Read More »

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