Quantum Physics News

Highest degree of purity achieved for polarized X-rays

 Quantum Physics News
 05 May 2022
A research team was able to generate polarized X-rays with unprecedented purity at the European XFEL in Hamburg. The experiments involved scientists from the Helmholtz Institute Jena, a branch of GSI, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf. The method is...

A thermal superconducting quantum interference proximity transistor

 Quantum Physics News
 05 May 2022
Superconductors are materials that can achieve a state known as superconductivity, in which matter has no electrical resistance and does not allow the penetration of magnetic fields. At low temperatures, these materials are known to be highly effective thermal insulators and, due to the so-called...

Quantum mechanics could explain why DNA can spontaneously mutate

 Quantum Physics News
 05 May 2022
The molecules of life, DNA, replicate with astounding precision, yet this process is not immune to mistakes and can lead to mutations. Using sophisticated computer modeling, a team of physicists and chemists at the University of Surrey have shown that such errors in copying can arise due to the...

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