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Researchers propose a new system for quantum simulation

Researchers from the universities in Mainz, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Ulm have proposed a new platform for quantum simulation. In a theoretical paper, they show that a combined system of ultracold trapped ions and fermionic atoms could be used to emulate solid state physics.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2013

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New strategically important hard metal developed

Over the past three years VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been working with Finnish-based Exote Ltd to develop a new hard metal and the necessary manufacturing process. This material can be used to replace tungsten carbide (WC), the hard metal widely used in industry today and whose global availability is becoming critical.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2013

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Elektrisch steuerbare Quantenbits realisiert

Ein internationales Forscherteam hat erstmals ein Quantenbit hergestellt und gesteuert, das aus drei sogenannten Quantenpunkten besteht. Der Versuch belegt, dass sich solche Triplett-Quantenbits einfacher kontrollieren lassen als Quantenbits aus einem einzelnen oder zwei Quantenpunkten.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2013

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Butterfly inspires new nanotechnology

By mimicking microscopic structures in the wings of a butterfly, an international research team has developed a device smaller than the width of a human hair that could make optical communication faster and more secure.

Posted: Sep 2nd, 2013

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Breakthrough in nanotechnology sensing

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals enable a new approach to highly advanced sensing technologies using optical fibres.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2013

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