April 29, 2010

US Boffins Fashion Quantum-Computing Bit Out of SQUID

Lewis Page

NIST team fabricates a qubit.

Federal boffins in the States say they have fashioned another building block which could be of use in assembling the postulated hard-to-understand but applecart-busting quantum computers of tomorrow. Boffins worldwide are trying to build a quantum computer, but it isn’t easy as the handling of qubits is no simple task. US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Ray Simmonds says he and his team have made a step towards the goal with their new device.

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