Discovery of a New Electronic State of Matter at UPittsburgh May Advance Second Quantum Revolution
(SciTechDaily) A research team led by professors from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy has announced the discovery of a new electronic state of matter with new particles featuring properties related to quantum entanglement, which can potentially be used for quantum computing and quantum redistribution. He said the discovery is an exciting advancement toward the next stage of quantum physics.
Jeremy Levy, a distinguished professor of condensed matter physics and also director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, and Patrick Irvin, a research associate professor are coauthors of the paper “This research falls within a larger effort here in Pittsburgh to develop new science and technologies related to the second quantum revolution,” Levy said.
“In the first quantum revolution people discovered the world around them was governed fundamentally by laws of quantum physics. That discovery led to an understanding of the periodic table, how materials behave and helped in the development of transistors, computers, MRI scanners, and information technology.”
“Now in the 21st century, we’re looking at all the strange predictions of quantum physics and turning them around and using them. When you talk about applications, we’re thinking about quantum computing, quantum teleportation, quantum communications, quantum sensing — ideas that use properties of the quantum nature of matter that were ignored before.”