Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) Articles
Series 9 – Episode 2 – Improving quantum computer performance with new control electronics
Paige West talks with Gustavo Cancelo, Lead Engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (also referred to as Fermilab) about a project that is developing new control electronics for quantum computers.
New control electronics for quantum computers improve performance
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have created a new system of control and readout electronics, known as Quantum Instrumentation Control Kit, or QICK, which improves quantum computer performance.
Funnelling fundamental particles
Neutrinos are tricky. Although trillions of these harmless, neutral particles pass through us every second, they interact so rarely with matter that, to study them, scientists send a beam of neutrinos to giant detectors. And to be sure they have enough of them, scientists have to start with a very concentrated beam of neutrinos. To concentrate the beam, an experiment needs a special device called a neutrino horn.
Physicists build ultra-powerful accelerator magnet
Recent tests revealed that the United States and CERN have successfully co-created a prototype superconducting accelerator magnet that is much more powerful than those currently inside the Large Hadron Collider. Engineers will incorporate more than 20 magnets similar to this model into the next iteration of the LHC, which will take the stage in 2026 and increase the LHC's luminosity by a factor of ten. That translates into a ten-fold increase in ...