Controlling quantumness: Simulations reveal details about how particles interact

Researchers from the Quantum Systems Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), alongside collaborators at University College Dublin and Durham University, simulated (a quantum) system which revealed quantum states—ways that particles arrange themselves in isolated systems—that were unexpected

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In a system like this, the simplest thing the particles can do is collide with each other. This forces them to move around and change direction, but particles also have something called spin. The spin of a particle is either pointing up or down and further influences how it moves—an effect called spin-orbit coupling. When the researchers simulated a system with two super-cold atoms that were spin-orbit coupled, (...) new states, with their very strong correlations, were revealed. Saiba mais...


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