Another form of the Higgs boson exists in superconductors

Jigang Wang, Iowa Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Senior Research Fellow at Ames Laboratory

US Department of Energy and GroupThe researchers discovered the shape of a Higgs boson particle inside a superconductor capable of conducting electricity without resistance, usually at very low temperatures.

The authors write that in laboratory experimentsthey found a short-lived Higgs form in high-temperature (but still very cold), multi-energy bands, unconventional iron-based superconductors.

Higgs form is a state of matterdiscovered at the quantum level of atoms, their electronic states and energetic excitations. Higgs modes can be created in different energy ranges and interact with each other.

This Higgs mode in a superconductor can potentially be used to develop new quantum sensors.

The group has developed a synthesis technique that produces crystalline iron-based superconductor thin films of high enough quality to reveal Higgs shapes.

As a result, some materials, someMaterials such as superconductors have properties that can be used in quantum information and energy applications such as processing, recording, storage, and communication.

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