Beryllium crystal might help us in the hunt for dark matter. Using a quark of quantum mechanics researchers have created a beryllium crystal which is capable of detecting very weak electromagnetic fields. This could be used to detect hypothetical dark matter particles called axions. Ana Maria Rey, an atomic physicist at JILA, a joint institute … Read more
Computers have become essential for our modern lifestyle. We use them for work, studying, banking, shopping and much more. They are now a core component of our everyday lives. In the past couple of decades, a new type of computer has been under development, the quantum computer. It promises to change our lives by potentially … Read more
Quantum technology is currently one of the most active fields of research worldwide. It takes advantage of the special properties of quantum mechanical states of atoms, light, or nanostructures to develop, for example, novel sensors for medicine and navigation, networks for information processing and powerful simulators for materials sciences. Generating these quantum states normally requires a strong interaction between the
In a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, University of Arizona engineering and optical sciences researchers, in collaboration with engineers from General Dynamics Mission Systems, demonstrate how a combination of two techniques (radio frequency photonics sensing and quantum metrology) can give sensor networks a previously unheard-of level of precision.