Quantum computers represent an incredible leap in computing, but it's still in its infancy. Harnessing the power of spintronics, Professor Don Heiman is creating special materials to help make these computers more efficient, more accurate, and help usher them into the mainstream.
Northeastern researchers are probing a class of copper-based materials that can be turned into superconductors. Their findings offer tantalizing clues for a decades-old mystery, and a step forward for quantum computing.
Bismuth was long thought to be an ordinary metallic crystal, but groundbreaking research by physics professor Arun Bansil and his colleagues predicts it is in fact a highly efficient topological insulator, and it could be the answer to building supercomputers that don't overheat.
At the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD), Director and Professor Alexandros Makriyannis helped lead a multidisciplinary research team to a critical discovery that helps explain the structures of both major cannabinoid receptors. The structures enable scientists to account for the effect of cannabinoid molecules like THC on the body and will also be used to develop novel therapeutic medications.