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Quantum sensors for high-precision magnetometry of superconductors

Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first time. 377 more words


Image of the Week: Iso-surfaces representing atom cloud above a mesoscopic disk array

This week’s image is of the iso-surfaces (at |B| = 0.003) for a trap lattice above the central part of a 10 x 10 array of mesoscopic disks from Vladimir Sokolovsky and Leonid Prigozhin 2016… 90 more words

Journal Of Physics D: Applied Physics

Image of the week: fermi surfaces of Dirac materials

This week’s image comes from a recently published letter from K-W Chen et al who look at single crystals of Zr2Te2P and Hf2Te2P as potential hosts of Dirac physics in the continued search for new 3D Dirac materials. 67 more words

Condensed Matter Physics

Taming Superconductors With String Theory

String theory was devised as a way to unite the laws of quantum mechanics with those of gravity, with the goal of creating the vaunted “theory of everything.” 55 more words

Introduction to the Hall Effect

Hannah Robarts

As a new PhD student, the opportunity to undertake a short exploratory training project (ETP) is one of the main appeals of a Centre for Doctoral Training. 774 more words

Condensed Matter Physics

Rise of CDTs: what are they and why were they started?

Lauren Peters

In the past decade, dozens of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) have been established across the UK: the PhD culture appears to be evolving. 901 more words

Condensed Matter Physics

Image of the week: hybrid devices for quantum information

This week’s image of the week comes from a recent JPCM paper exploring the combination of a superconducting flux qubit with an electron spin ensemble as a way of processing quantum information. 118 more words

Condensed Matter Physics