Putting a quantum gas through its phases

Physicists have developed an experimental platform for studying the complex phases of a quantum gas characterized by two order parameters. With unprecedented control over the underlying microscopic interactions, the approach should lead to novel insight into the properties of a broad range of fundamentally and technologically important materials.
Source: Science Daily

On-demand entanglement could lead to scalable quantum networks

On-demand entanglement could lead to scalable quantum networks

On-demand entanglement could lead to scalable quantum networks, Published online: 13 June 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05336-1

Two experiments show that non-classical correlations can be distributed between distant nodes of a quantum network in a deterministic way. The work smooths the path for extended quantum networks.
Source: Nature

A first for quantum physics: Electron orbitals manipulated in diamonds

While defects in a diamond are mostly undesirable, certain defects are a quantum physicist’s best friend, having the potential to store bits of information that could one day be used in a quantum computing system. Applied physicists have demonstrated a technique for engineering some of the key optical properties of those defects, providing a new tool for exploring quantum mechanics.
Source: Science Daily