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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -The odd behavior of a molecule in an experimental silicon computer chip has led to a discovery that opens the door to quantum computing in semiconductors
In conjunction with Australian, American and Belgian colleagues, TU Delft and Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) researchers have observed a new type of molecule. It comprises two very different atoms – one natural and one artificial. This remarkable combination was demonstrated in a tiny innovative transistor (FinFET). The scientists publish their findings in Nature Physics this week.
Originally posted by UnitedSatesofFreemasons
reply to post by The Utopian Penguin
I think it needs to be closer to one celvin degree for these chips to work, thats super cold!
But the fact that as a public we have this option, thats impressive.
"One end comprised the arsenic atom embedded in the silicon, while the 'artificial' end of the molecule forms near the silicon surface of the transistor.A single electron was spread across both ends."
Design and Fabrication of Tri-Gated FinFET
Quantum computers also could take advantage of the bizarre behaviors of quantum mechanics - some of which are counterintuitive even to physicists - in ways that are hard to fathom. For example, two quantum computers could, in concept, communicate instantaneously across any distance imaginable, even across solar systems.
This "neither here nor there" quantum state is what can be controlled in this new molecule simply by altering the voltage of the transistor.
Until now, the challenge had been to create a computer semiconductor in which the quantum state could be controlled, creating a qubit.