UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

University of Chicago

August 13, 2020

A team of scientists at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering announced the discovery of a simple modification that allows quantum systems to stay operational—or “coherent”—10,000 times longer than before. Though the scientists tested their technique on a particular class of quantum systems called solid-state qubits, they think it should be applicable to many other kinds of quantum systems and could thus revolutionize quantum communication, computing and sensing.

Researchers demonstrate transport of mechanical energy, even through damaged pathways

Researchers demonstrate transport of mechanical energy, even through damaged pathways

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 21, 2020

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering have experimentally demonstrated a new way to transport energy even through wave-guides that are defective and even if the disorder is a transient phenomenon in time. This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.