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New evidence that the quantum world is even stranger than we thought

Researchers report new experimental evidence of a collective behavior of electrons to form quasiparticles called anyons. Anyons have characteristics not seen in other subatomic particles, including exhibiting fractional charge and fractional statistics that maintain a 'memory' of their interactions with other quasiparticles by inducing quantum mechanical phase changes.

Sep 7th, 2020

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A tiny instrument to measure the faintest magnetic fields

Physicists have developed a minuscule instrument able to detect extremely faint magnetic fields. At the heart of the superconducting quantum interference device are two atomically thin layers of graphene, which the researchers combined with boron nitride.

Sep 7th, 2020

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Photorealistic nanopainting with light

By shining white light on a glass slide stippled with millions of tiny titanium dioxide pillars, researchers have reproduced with astonishing fidelity the luminous hues and subtle shadings of Girl With a Pearl Earring, Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece.

Sep 4th, 2020

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Nanoearthquakes control spin centers in SiC at room temperature

Researchers have demonstrated the use of elastic vibrations to manipulate the spin states of optically active color centers in SiC at room temperature. They show a non-trivial dependence of the acoustically induced spin transitions on the spin quantization direction, which can lead to chiral spin-acoustic resonances.

Sep 4th, 2020

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Lightning-fast atomic hand

Scientists have found a fascinating way to push an atom with controlled forces so quickly that they can choreograph the motion of a single molecule within less than a trillionth of a second. The extremely sharp needle of their unique ultrafast microscope serves as the technical basis: It carefully scans molecules, similar to a record player.

Sep 2nd, 2020

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