How to cope with quantum mechanical models download
A team of physicists have developed a way to control the properties of a quantum mechanical system by mimicking the behaviour of the underlying quantum mechanical force.
This means that we can simulate the properties and dynamics of the system by controlling the interactions between its constituent components.
“The underlying quantum force is what allows quantum mechanics to be used to control systems like this,” lead researcher Professor Alan Leong said.
“Our work shows that by controlling its properties, we can make the system behave in the way we want it to behave.”
They are working to find a way of making quantum mechanical systems more stable and efficient in the lab.
“We are trying to figure out what makes the system stable and what makes it inefficient in terms of its behaviour,” Professor Leong explained.
“And what is the mechanism that allows the quantum mechanical forces to be effective at this?”
The team is working with Professor David Riddell, from the University of Sydney, to test their new idea by building and testing a quantum simulator.
This simulator would allow the team to simulate the dynamics of a physical system using a quantum field.
The team has already built an experimental system using quantum mechanics, and this simulation is designed to test its behaviour in real-world settings.
They hope to build more of these systems.
The current version of the simulator has about 10,000 atoms, but they hope to develop an even larger system with 10,500 atoms.
“It would take a whole generation of our time to build an entire system from scratch,” Professor Riddll said.
The researchers hope that the new method will be useful for the simulation of biological systems, where there is little to no information about the dynamics or behaviour of individual atoms.
A more robust and reliable simulation of quantum mechanics is needed, they said.