Method produces quantum dots
A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. While zinc sulfide nanoparticles - a type of quantum dot that is a semiconductor - have many potential applications, high cost and limited availability have been obstacles to their w...
Imec expands its silicon platform for quantum computing applications
At the Quantum Europe conference, taking place in Amsterdam, Belgian’s nanoelectronincs research centre imec announced that it is ramping-up its R&D activities focused on quantum computing. Imec will implement qubits and supporting nanoelectronic functionality for quantum computing, leveraging its advanced silicon (Si) platform that was established within the framework of its industrial affiliation program with additional support from t...
Design of primitive quantum computer finds application
Quantum computers have significant potential to open entirely new directions for processing information and to overhaul the way that we think about and use the science of computation. Modern computers already play a huge role in society — they routinely handle and process vast amounts of data and solve calculations at an incredible rate. However, there are some problems that they just cannot solve in a useful amount of time, no matter how f...
Quantum computing is now available to everyone
IBM Research has announced that for the first time ever it is making quantum computing available to members of the public, who can access and run experiments on IBM’s quantum processor. IBM scientists have built a quantum processor that users can access through a first-of-a-kind quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud onto any desktop or mobile device.
Making quantum computers faster
Researchers at ETH Zurich have established a record for the size of quantum states generated with massive particles. Their technique could be used to make quantum computers faster. During the last decades, quantum physicists have been working towards reaching their dream: to be able to control single atoms, molecules or other tiny particles governed by the laws of quantum physics so accurately that it would be possible to build new types of ...
Quantum data bus could be just around the corner
RMIT University researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations in a critical breakthrough for quantum computing. The work opens a pathway towards the "quantum data bus", a vital component of future quantum technologies.
The Quantum Revolution is coming!
The second CW (Cambridge Wireless) Technology and Engineering Conference (CW TEC) will bring together leaders in the world of Quantum 2.0 to unravel this new field of science and engineering and look at how it could change the face of industry.
Quantum communication system to secure data exchange
A group of scientists from ITMO University, in Saint Petersburg, has developed a novel approach to the construction of quantum communication systems for secure data exchange. The experimental device based on the results of the research is capable of transmitting single-photon quantum signals across distances of 250 kilometers or more, which is on par with other cutting edge analogues. The research paper was published in the Optics Express journal...
Danish grant aims to accelerate quantum technology
Quantum physics has moved from theoretical thought experiments to becoming a reality in advanced laboratories, and the next step is to develop quantum technology for commercial use, such as quantum information technology. In a major effort to translate quantum physics into practical quantum technology, the Danish Innovation Fund has invested 80m kr. in a nationwide project involving three universities.
From theoretical quantum physics to usable quantum technology
Quantum physics is no longer theoretical thought experiments, it is real experiments in laboratories and the next step is to develop quantum technology for commercial use, such as quantum information technology. In a major new effort to translate quantum physics into practical quantum technology, the Innovation Fund Denmark has therefore invested 80 million kroner in a nationwide project involving three universities: the Niels Bohr Institute at t...