Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material

Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material

Every principle in #quantum #physics is acted upon by a pair of electrons. A wave will trigger a structure a property, like electrons’ force reaction, and move the structure around.

Around this time last year, scientists made the first realistic demonstration of a new field of quantum physics and the first detailed pictures of embedded qubits at CERN. At the time, they likened the discovery to seeing a landmark event on the film Gravity.

Now, physicists can add another name to the list: Quantum property 19, also called Lianne, which they used to construct a suite of superconductors and that scientists have discovered based on actual experiments.

“It is not withstanding, the breakthrough was the first example that met both the original vision and reality of quantum physics,” said lead researcher Anna Leitch-Olsen, of the Center for Quantum Proteinology at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Computation in the Netherlands.

New material to ‘see’ phenomena

The researchers demonstrated Lianne, as well as its analog, at the conference of the International Quantum Society in Germany, held earlier this week.

A couple of weeks ago, in their latest research, lead researcher Jeroen Lonsfer, of the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, showed that a cold nitrogen atom’s energy can be transformed into a field of qubits on a special silicon layer. The two new features were notably unique and brought the researchers closer to their original goal: the building blocks of superconducting quantum materials.

The shift in materials would help scientists understand how different subatomic particles can “see” themselves, said Martin John Young of East Anglia’s Norwich Caltech, one of the lead scientists involved in the research.

Quantum properties reveal new world

Quantum properties can reveal new dimensions, said Jason Trebesch, another lead researcher. The theoretical properties of the Lianne, for example, reveal a new dimension called general quantum instability, which allows more precise observation of the properties of quantum crystals. In these conditions, we may feel objects move. For example, touch a silk or stretch a fibresheet on the coil and watch it move.

New materials and computations are still years away from being applied to the surface of quantum materials. Currently, after fusing qubits to silicon, scientists can detect matter that is bound to such a material and measure its activity.

“The work we’ve been doing should translate well to the real world,” John Young said. “We’re not near anybody, but we’re close.”

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