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2012-03-21 15:32:08

Nature Nanotechnology: On the way to the quantum computer The alphabet of data processing could include more elements than the "0" and "1" in future. An international research team has achieved a new kind of bit with single electrons, called quantum bits, or qubits. With them, considerably more than two states can be defined. So far, quantum bits have only existed in relatively large vacuum chambers. The team has now generated them in semiconductors. They have put an effect in practice,...

IBM Makes Strides In Quantum Computing Technology
2012-02-29 05:13:35

IBM revealed on Tuesday that it has achieved a major advance in quantum computing that will allow engineers to begin working on a full-scale quantum computer. The new breakthrough allows scientists to reduce data error rates in elementary computations while maintaining the integrity of quantum mechanical properties in quantum bits of data. Mark Ketchen, the manager of physics of information at the IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, said the creation of quantum computers would mean data...

Image 1 - Researchers Create Working Single-Atom Transistor
2012-02-20 05:35:23

[ Watch the Video ] A team of Australian and American researchers announced on Sunday that they had created a working transistor from a single phosphorus atom embedded precisely in a silicon crystal. The transistor was completed by physicists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the University of Melbourne, and Purdue University, and according to a UNSW press release, this "remarkable feat of micro-engineering“¦ uses as its active component an individual phosphorus...

2012-02-16 13:57:12

We are on the cusp of a new information revolution – a quantum leap in technology – and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is leading the way. With the world´s largest concentration of researchers working to harness the forces of quantum mechanics, the institute stands to transform computing, communications and other technologies. “We are learning to speak the language of the quantum realm – of atoms and electrons and...

Image 1 - Quantum In The Cloud?
2012-01-20 14:20:14

A report published this week indicates that a new, secure, high-speed computing technology based on quantum physics is compatible with “cloud computing” and could eventually revolutionize the world of computers as we currently understand it. Blind quantum computing, as it´s being called, exploits uncertainties in quantum physics to carry out ultra-fast computations. And according to an international team of researchers who published their work in this week´s issue of...

2012-01-17 12:41:02

Breakthrough in coordinating electrons advances goal of quantum computing An international team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University have achieved a 100-fold increase in the ability to maintain control the spins of electrons in a solid material, a key step in the development of ultrafast quantum computers. Until recently, the best attempts at such control lasted for only a fraction of a second. But researchers Stephen Lyon and Alexei Tyryshkin have found a way to...

2011-12-19 15:10:02

Pitt physicists able to obtain higher-precision measurements with “single-electrons in-diamond” approach Quantum computing–considered the powerhouse of computational tasks–may have applications in areas outside of pure electronics, according to a University of Pittsburgh researcher and his collaborators. Working at the interface of quantum measurement and nanotechnology, Gurudev Dutt, assistant professor in Pitt´s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the...

2011-12-12 13:24:20

The fundamental resource that drives a quantum computer is entanglement–the connection between two distant particles which Einstein famously called 'spooky action at a distance'. The Bristol researchers have, for the first time, shown that this remarkable phenomenon can be generated, manipulated and measured entirely on a tiny silica chip. They have also used the same chip to measure mixture–an often unwanted effect from the environment, but a phenomenon which can now be...

2011-12-09 12:12:37

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to manipulate atoms' internal states with lasers that dramatically influences their interactions in specific ways. Such light-tweaked atoms can be used as proxies to study important phenomena that would be difficult or impossible to study in other contexts. Their most recent work, appearing in Science,* demonstrates a new class of interactions thought to be important to the physics of superconductors that...


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