Though, it might look like an odd question, but have you ever think off what an atom might sounds like? The Researchers of Technology at Chalmers University have recently become the first to capture an atom’s tune, Phys.org stated.
This burst through allows the scientists’ to find out the new ways of communicating with and controlling atoms, which actually seems to be a critical progression in the field of quantum computing.
The Per Delsing, head of the research group says, “We have opened a new door into the quantum world by talking and listening to atoms.” He further added that, “Our long-term goal is to harness quantum physics so that we can benefit from its laws, for instance in extremely fast computers. We do this by making electrical circuits which obey quantum laws, that we can control and study.”
Researchers believed that they have carefully studied the connections between atoms and light waves, although achieving a stable interaction between atoms and sound waves has proven more demands as sound waves are much slower and weightier than light. However, a slower speed than light has been required after since it would enable researchers more time to manage the quantum particles while they travel. Therefore, the sound atom has currently achieved the new horizons that open entirely new doors for research.
A 4.8 gigahertz frequency, which equals to the microwave frequencies, commonly used in contemporary wireless networks, was used to communicate with an artificial atom in the study. The artificial atom is an example of a quantum electrical circuit, which can be charged up with energy just like a regular atom and made to emit the energy in the form of a particle.
The sound atom was capable to soak up and give off energy in the form of sound. According to scientists, the tune it played was a D-note just about a D28, truly, about 20 octaves above the highest note on a grand piano.
Martin Gustafsson, the article’s first author said, “According to the theory, the sound from the atom is divided into quantum particles. Such a particle is the weakest sound that can be detected.”