Researchers have studied the interaction between microwave fields and electronic defect states inside the oxide layer of field-effect transistors at cryogenic temperatures. They found that the physics of such defect states are consistent with driven two-level systems possessing long coherence times, and that their induced dynamics can be coherently and independently controlled.
Scientists report the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
In a development beneficial for both industry and environment, researchers have created a high-quality coating for organic electronics that promises to decrease processing time as well as energy requirements.
By studying individual nanocrystals being either isolated or surrounded by 'neighbors', researchers explicitly visualized for the first time band structure modification introduced by effective coupling between semiconductor nanocrystals upon close contact.
Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their bacteria-repelling ability.