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IBM team shows complex quantum phenomenon using plastic film

Posted: 12 Dec 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IBM  Bose-Einstein condensation  optoelectronic device  quantum phenomenon 

A team of scientists at IBM Research has revealed that for the first time, they have demonstrated a complex quantum mechanical phenomenon known as Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), using a luminescent polymer (plastic) similar to the materials in light emitting displays used in many of today's smartphones. According to them, the discovery has potential applications in developing novel optoelectronic devices including energy-efficient lasers and ultra-fast optical switches, which are critical components for powering future computer systems to process massive Big Data workloads. The use of a polymer material and the observation of BEC at room temperature provides substantial advantages in terms of applicability and cost, they stated.

IBM scientists around the world are focused on an ambitious data centric exascale computing program, which is aimed at developing systems that can process massive data workloads fifty times faster than today. Such a system will need optical interconnects capable of high-speed processing of Petabytes to Exabytes of Big Data. This will enable high-performance analytics for: energy grids, life sciences, financial modelling, business intelligence and weather and climate forecasting.

The complex phenomenon IBM scientists demonstrated at room temperature is named after the renowned scientists Satyendranath Bose and Albert Einstein who first predicted it in the mid-1920s and only later experimentally proven in 1995.

A Bose-Einstein Condensate is a peculiar state of matter which occurs when a dilute gas of particles (bosons) are cooled to nearly absolute zero (-273°C). At this temperature intriguing macroscopic quantum phenomena occur in which the bosons all line up like ballroom dancers.


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