Beryllium ions that keep their cool can store and transfer information, bringing powerful quantum computers a step closer to reality. Researchers combined all of the ingredients required for a functional quantum computer and found the parts could operate reliably, a study appearing online August 6 in Science reports.
“This is one of the most advanced systems that has ever been reported,” comments Steven Olmschenk of the University of Maryland in College Park.
Note: To comment, Science News subscribing members must now establish a separate login relationship with Disqus. Click the Disqus icon below, enter your e-mail and click “forgot password” to reset your password. You may also log into Disqus using Facebook, Twitter or Google.