Quantum computers go silicon

While not very powerful, the machine is ‘a big symbolic step’

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SILICON STEPS UP  Scientists are performing new quantum feats with silicon-based devices (background, shown in a scanning electron microscope image). In a technique that could help silicon quantum computers scale up, a particle of light (pink waves) was made to interact with the spin of a single electron (pink circle).

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