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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

Lexus' Hoverboard is here

“There is no such thing as impossible, it’s just a matter of figuring out how,” – Haruhiko Tanahashi – Lexus Chief Engineer.

In the video we can see a professional skateboarder Ross McGouran re-mastering his abilities in order to conquer the hoverboard. 260 more words


JPCM topical review round-up part 6: Understanding the elusive topological superconductor

Gapped electronic systems can possess nontrivial topology and while many topological insulators have now been found, topological superconductors are much rarer.

Topological superconductors contain protected Majorana surface states, which can occur due to a nontrivial topology of the bulk quasiparticle wavefunctions. 95 more words

Condensed Matter Physics

Lexus Hoverboard | Cool Material

  • We’ve waited since Back to the Future II for a working hoverboard, and while we still don’t have one, it seems as if it’s getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.
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