Material Innovation Brings Us Closer To A Quantum Computer

Material Innovation Brings Us Closer To A Quantum Computer

A new type of silicon could dramatically enhance the performance of next-generation computers.

Naresh Kumar
  • 26 july 2010

A team of researchers from the UK and the Netherlands have created an inexpensive silicon that has the ability to control the remarkable property of an electron to exist in two places simultaneously. The research is significant as this silicon has the potential to be used as a semiconductor in quantum computers that can solve some problems more efficiently than traditional computers.

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