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Making lemonade with quantum lemons

Physicists harness forces of destruction to link isolated atoms

12:01pm, June 29, 2010

In a feat of physics judo, researchers have harnessed the same forces that usually destroy long-range quantum links between particles to generate those connections.

This counterintuitive approach may produce “extremely long-lived” quantum links, researchers report in a paper appearing online at the physics website Long-lasting, room temperature quantum effects are ideal for designing systems that can reliably exchange quantum information.

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