Energy loss could be the surprise key to high efficiency

Scientists have observed complex electronic behaviour, known as topology, in a lossy system within a semiconductor. Despite the losses, such topological systems could be used to create dissipationless pathways – pathways without the scattering...

Low-energy technology the winner as hybrid particles put up no resistance.

A new sandwich-style fabrication process, placing a semiconductor only one atom thin between two mirrors, has enabled physicists to make a significant step towards ultra-low energy electronics based on a light-particle hybrid called an exciton-polariton. The...

Ultra-efficient tech to power devices of tomorrow and forge sustainable energy future

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a system to transport data using atomically-thin semiconductors in an extremely energy efficient way. The breakthrough could one day help power next-gen computers and smartphones...

The sloshing of a quantum fluid reveals superfluid properties

An Australian-led team of physicists have gained new insights into superfluidity by creating sloshing quantum liquids comprised of light and matter, in a bucket formed by lasers. “These quantum fluids are expected to be as wavy as the oceans, but catching...

Scientists create armour for fragile quantum technology

An international team of scientists has invented the equivalent of body armour for extremely fragile quantum systems, which will make them robust enough to be used as the basis for a new generation of low-energy electronics. The scientists applied the armour...

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