Quantum Science 101
Informative articles explaining key concepts
Researchers from the Boston College’s Departments of Physics and Chemistry in collaboration with Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Center for Nanoscale Systems developed a new magnetically frustrated honeycomb iridate. It is much closer to the Kitaev spin liquid than its predecessors.
In 1969 a Physics Graduate Student at Columbia University named Stephen Wiesner created the concept of quantum cash, although since then the fear of forgeries has remained a problem. How then do you stop such counterfeiting?
In his 1915 Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein proposes how the force of gravity is directly related to the geometrical curvature of space and time. This theory provided possible explanations for the expansion of the universe, the presence of black holes within the galaxy, and what is often referred to as gravitational waves.
Quantum dots (QD) are semiconductor nanocrystals which exhibit quantum mechanical behavior. The interesting electronic properties of quantum dots arise from the specific size of their energy band gaps.
A quantum computer is a computing system that performs data operations by using quantum-mechanical processes such as entanglement and superposition.
All matter in the universe is composed of different kinds of particles. So far, the Standard Model is research’s best attempt to explain the existence, properties, and behavior of these particles.
The Bohr Model is a representation of the atom where negatively-charged electrons orbit around a positively-charged nucleus in the same way that the planets of the solar system orbit the sun.
Quantum bits or “qubits” are artificial atoms that use numerous methods to produce quantum information.
Recent advances in nanofabrication have enabled the development of structures that can manipulate and localize light into volumes below a cubic optical wavelength with storage times of thousands of optical cycles. The emergence of such high quality nanophotonic structures has opened new opportunities for the study of light-matter interaction.