Advanced microscope techniques could pave way for improved computer memories

A schematic of the experimental X-ray snapshot setup. Credit: Haidan Wen/Argonne National Laboratory Anyone who has watched steam billow up from a boiling kettle or seen ice crystals form on a wet window in winter has observed what scientists call a phase transition. Phase transitions—such as those between solids, liquids and gases—occur in all kinds … Read more

A boost in performance in fiber-integrated quantum memories

Picture of the quantum memory attached to the optical fiber. Credit: ICFO/ S. Grandi Quantum memories are one of the building blocks of the future quantum internet. Without them, it would be rather impossible to transmit quantum information over long distances and expand into a real quantum network. These memories have the mission of receiving … Read more