New qubit platform could transform quantum information science and technology.
You are no doubt viewing this article on a digital device whose basic unit of information is the bit, either 0 or 1. Scientists worldwide are racing to develop a new kind of computer based on use of quantum bits, or qubits.
In a recent Nature paper, a team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has announced the creation of a new qubit platform formed by freezing neon gas into a solid at very low temperatures, spraying electrons from a light bulb's filament onto the solid, and trapping a single electron there. This system shows great promise to be developed into ideal building blocks for future quantum computers
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