Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

Engineers Built “Giant Atoms” That Enhance Quantum Computers


View as: Print Mobile App Share: Send by email Share on reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Hacker News Share on Tweeter Share on Facebook
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers hope their giant atoms lead to a simpler, enhanced form of quantum computers.

A team of engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology built artificial, superconducting giant atoms that could help bring about quantum computers that are actually practical.

Credit: Victor Tangermann/Needpix

Scientists found a new way to improve the fragile and error-prone qubits that make up a quantum computing circuit — and it's strange.

Qubits tend to make errors and can rapidly decay as they transmit information. So a team of MIT engineers built artificial, superconducting "giant atoms" by coupling together multiple cubits-worth of regular atoms. These giant atoms are easier to control and far harder to destroy during normal operations. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, suggests that these giant atoms could help bring about quantum computers that are actually practical.

 

From Futurism.com
View Full Article

 


 

No entries found