QCD Media Room

Here you can find links to our press releases and articles discussing our research.

1. Experimental Realization of a Dirac Monopole through the Decay of an Isolated Monopole,

Physical Review X 7, 021023 (2017).

2. Quantum-circuit refrigerator,

Nature Communications 8, 15189 (2017).

3. Detection of zeptojoule microwave pulses using electrothermal feedback in proximity-induced Josephson junctions,

Physical Review Letters 117, 030802 (2016).

4. Quantum-limited heat conduction over macroscopic distances,

Nature Physics 12, 460–464 (2016).

5. Tying Quantum Knots,

Nature Physics 12, 478–483 (2016). 

6. Observation of isolated monopoles in a quantum field,

Science 348, 544 (2015). 

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7. An Accurate Single-Electron Pump Based on a Highly Tunable Silicon Quantum Dot,

Nano Letters 14, 3405–3411 (2014).

8. Observation of Dirac Monopoles in a Synthetic Magnetic Field,

Nature (London) 505, 657-660 (2014).

*DISCLAIMER: Some of the linked articles use the term ‘magnetic monopole’ rather freely and hence may give the wrong impression that we have observed the magnetic monopole as an elementary particle. What we have actually observed is an analogous object in a Bose-Einstein condensate, a situation which closely realizes the theory in Dirac’s 1931 paper but does not realize the exact physical scenario of a monopole in the physical magnetic field. This is why we refer to our finding as a synthetic magnetic monopole or a Dirac monopole, where the latter term refers to the theoretical description that Dirac found, not the physical set-up that has not been realized thus far.

9. Single-shot Readout of an Electron Spin in Silicon,

Nature (London) 467, 687-691 (2010).

10. Transport Spectroscopy of Single Phosphorus Donors in a Silicon Nanoscale Transistor,

Nano Letters 10, 11-15 (2010).

11. Creation of Dirac Monopoles in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates,

Physical Review Letters 103, 030401 (2009).


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