Chiral matter: from quarks to quantum computers
Chirality is a ubiquitous concept in modern science, from particle physics to biology.
In quantum physics, chirality has a dramatic effect on the macroscopic behavior of fluids with chiral fermions.
In particular, the imbalance between left- and right-handed fermions in the presence of magnetic field induces the non-dissipative transport of electric charge ("the Chiral Magnetic Effect"). Recently, the Chiral Magnetic Effect has been discovered in ZrTe5 and other materials possessing chiral quasi-particles.
This observation may open a path towards a new generation of quantum computers.
LE STUDIUM Research Professor