A team led by materials science and engineering professor Peter Pauzauskie used an infrared laser to cool a solid semiconductor by at least 20 degrees C, or 36 F, below room temperature. Their findings were reported in a paper published June 23 in Nature Communications. Lasers that can cool materials could be adapted in the future by scientists from various fields to enhance the performance of quantum sensors.
Quantum computing is the key to solving problems regular computers can’t handle, like designing silver-bullet drugs for cancer or improving materials for data storage. QuantumX is bringing together quantum expertise across the UW campus to stimulate research and teaching on all things quantum.
UW Professor Kai-Mei Fu, an experimental physics researcher and professor focusing on advanced quantum technologies, sat down with Dr. Krysta Svore, general manager of quantum systems and software at Microsoft, for the latest episode of Microsoft’s Quantum Impact series.
UW physicists Martin Savage and David Herzog co-authored a report to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee that assesses the potential impact of quantum information science on nuclear physics and describes the unique contributions nuclear physics research could make to accelerate advances in quantum information science.
QuantumX awarded five undergraduate and masters students grants to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices at the Washington Nanofabrication Facility.
A team led by UW Professor Peter Pauzauskie discovered that they can use extremely high pressure and temperature to introduce other elements into nanodiamonds, making them potentially useful in quantum communications and quantum sensing. This work was done in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and published in Science Advances.
The Northwest Quantum Nexus was unveiled during a two-day summit at the UW, an event that included scientists and engineers from the three keystone institutions, as well as potential partners in academia and industry from across the Pacific Northwest.
A team led by UW Professor Xiaodong Xu has developed a new system to trap individual excitons.
Allen School Ph.D. student Ewin Tang has landed a spot on Forbes’ 2019 “30 Under 30” in science