Universal Quantum Phenomenon Found in Strange Metals

December 7, 2018

Strange metals appear to dissipate energy as fast as the laws of quantum mechanics allow. [Boris Vaudran for Quanta Magazine]

A ubiquitous quantum phenomenon has been detected in a large class of superconducting materials, fueling a growing belief among physicists that an unknown organizing principle governs the collective behavior of particles and determines how they spread energy and information. Understanding this organizing principle could be a key into “quantum strangeness at its deepest level,” said Subir Sachdev, a theorist at Harvard University who was not involved with the new experiments...

Continue reading "Universal Quantum Phenomenon Found in Strange Metals" by Natalie Wolchover in Quanta Magazine, November 19, 2018. https://www.quantamagazine.org/universal-quantum-phenomenon-found-in-superconductors-20181119/.