Electron orbitals can exhibit surprising and unexpected patterns in superconducting cuprates, according to the latest finding by Waterloo physicists Professor David Hawthorn and doctoral student Andrew Achkar.
Their results could have implications for understanding how competing states arise, behave and dissipate in superconducting materials, eventually helping scientists to create more practical superconductors that can operate at ambient temperatures.
Anti-psychosis drugs can be effective in treating agitation or aggressive behaviours along with hallucinations but could potentially kill patients and bring about an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular issues, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
A team led by Waterloo physicists has successfully detected the presence of single photons while preserving their quantum states.
Photons in quantum states are used as carriers of information and sent over long distance, for applications like quantum cryptography and teleportation. However, any transmission is inherently lossy – only 50 per cent of photons arrive after travelling 15 kilometres through optical fibre – making it very difficult to know when an individual photon is arriving.