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Driving innovation in quantum

New report shows advances in measurement science are critical to success of Britain’s quantum industries



New reactor support stand

Entry-level support stand for lab reactors



Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better

A quantum computer can solve tasks where a classical computer fails. The question how one can, nevertheless, verify the reliability of a quantum computer was recently answered in an experiment at the University of Vienna.



Quantum computing advance

Researchers have shown a new type of light-matter interaction and also demonstrated the first full quantum control of qubit spin within very tiny colloidal nanostructures, thus taking a key step forward in efforts to create a quantum computer.



The holy grail of quantum computing

Since Richard Feynman's first envisioned the quantum computer in 1982, there have been many studies of potential candidates - computers that use quantum bits, or qubits, capable of holding an more than one value at a time and computing at speeds far beyond existing silicon-based machines for certain problems.



Quantum dynamics of matter waves

Scientists demonstrate for the first time exotic multiparticle interactions between ultracold atoms in an artificial crystal of light.



Quantum move toward next generation computing

Physicists have developed a system for measuring the energy involved in adding electrons to semi-conductor nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots.



Basic quantum computing circuit built

Exerting delicate control over a pair of atoms within a mere seven-millionths-of-a-second window of opportunity, physicists created an atomic circuit that may help quantum computing become a reality.



Leap in quantum computing

A major hurdle in the ambitious quest to design and construct a radically new kind of quantum computer has been finding a way to manipulate the single electrons that very likely will constitute the new machines' processing components or "qubits."



Quantum fluctuations are key in superconductors

New experiments on a recently discovered class of iron-based superconductors suggest that the ability of their electrons to conduct electricity without resistance is directly connected with the magnetic properties of those electrons.



Universal programmable quantum processor

Researchers have demonstrated the first "universal" programmable quantum information processor able to run any program allowed by quantum mechanics.



Controlling individual bits in quantum computers

Researchers have overcome a hurdle in quantum computer development, having devised a viable way to manipulate a single 'bit' in a quantum processor without disturbing the information stored in its neighbours.



First electronic quantum processor

A team of researchers has created the first rudimentary solid-state quantum processor, taking another step toward the ultimate dream of building an ultra-fast quantum computer.



Macroscopic quantum tunneling detected in nanowires

Counter to classical Newtonian mechanics, an entire collection of superconducting electrons in an ultrathin superconducting wire is able to tunnel as a pack.



Controllable double quantum dots and Klein tunnelling

Researchers from the Kavli Institute of NanoScience in Delft are the first to have successfully captured a single electron in a highly tunable carbon nanotube double quantum dot.



Quantum computers require complex software

Theorists have shown that a type of software operation, proposed as a solution to fundamental problems with the computers' hardware, will not function as some designers had hoped.



Future quantum computers

An unusual observation may lead to a new generation of Quantum computers that may render today's computer and credit card encryption technology obsolete.



Invisible tool enables new quantum experiments with atoms, molecules, clusters and other nanoparticles

Experiments on the quantum wave nature of atoms and molecules have enabled researchers to precisely measure tiny forces and displacements as well as to shed light onto the unexplored zone between the microscopic realm of quantum physics and our everyday world.



Quantum physics at a distance

Physicists at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have achieved quantum teleportation over a record distance of 143 km. The experiment is a major step towards satellite-based quantum communication.



Imprisoned molecules 'quantum rattle' in their cages

Scientists have discovered that a space inside a special type of carbon molecule can be used to imprison other smaller molecules such as hydrogen or water.



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