Oct 18, 2016

Australian scientists broke a new record for quantum computing stability

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Scientists in Australia have developed a quantum bit that’s 10 times more stable than existing technologies, and the new record could vastly expand the kinds of calculations quantum computers can perform.

Whereas conventional computers process information recorded in binary bits that either take a 0 or 1 value, quantum computers use quantum bits – also called qubits – that can occupy 0, 1, or a superposition that can be both at the same time.

The new qubit developed by researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is called a “dressed” quantum bit, because the team combined the single atom at its heart with an electromagnetic field.

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