Macquarie University researchers have demonstrated a new technique exploiting the presence of foreign atoms within a diamond crystal, using light to affect the motion of the entire nanoparticle – opening the door to applying powerful quantum technologies to the manipulation of ultrasmall nanoparticles and an unprecedented degree of control at the nanoscale.
Researchers produced the 0.1 mm images to demonstrate their control of a physics state known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, at a microscopic scale, as part of an ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems project.
In a scientific first, a team of researchers from Macquarie University and the University of Vienna have developed a new technique to measure molecular properties – forming the basis for improvements in scientific instruments like telescopes, and with the potential to speed up the development of pharmaceuticals.
Quantum Shorts 2016 invites submissions for its short film festival. Films should be inspired by or related to the themes and ideas of quantum physics, using the field’s science, history, philosophy or technology as a springboard for narrative or abstract films of no more than 5 minutes in length.
The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham announced today the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence scheme. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) has been awarded $31.9 million.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) Node Manager and chief investigator Professor Warwick Bowen said the one-tonne $500,000 dilution refrigerator allowed ultra-low temperature experiments in photonics, which is the science of light generation, detection and manipulation.