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A physicist at the University of Central Florida claims to have discovered a new material with the potential to become a building block in the new era of quantum materials.

Quantum materials are composed of microscopically condensed matter and are expected to change our development of technology as we enter the "Quantum Age".

Instead of using silicon to advance technology, researchers entering the Quantum Age are finding new quantum materials such as conductors that have the ability to use and store energy at the subatomic level.

The University's assistant professor, Madhab Neupane, has spent his career researching these new materials, which are expected to become the foundation of the technology to develop quantum computers and long-lasting memory devices.

He believes that these new devices will increase computing power for big data and greatly reduce the amount of energy required to power electronics.

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