quantum mechanical phenomenon

One-way street for electrons

A team of physicists led by researchers from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, have recorded an ultrafast film of the directed energy transport between neighbouring molecules in a nanomaterial. Theoretical…

Trickling electrons

Flowing water from a tap feels like a homogeneous medium — it is impossible to distinguish between the individual water molecules. Exactly the same thing is…

Observation of Second Sound in a Quantum Gas

Physicists from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Trento, Italy, have now proven the propagation of…

Matter-matter entanglement at a distance

Because of its strange consequences the quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement has been called “spooky action at a distance” by Albert Einstein. For…

Calculations with 14 Quantum Bits

With this experiment the scientists have not only come closer to the realization of a quantum computer but they also show surprising results for the quantum…

Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power

The material is a semiconductor called gallium manganese arsenide. In the early online edition of Nature Materials, researchers describe the detection of an…