It took nine years to make this miracle of technology, nine difficult years for the pioneer Australian scientists. The impossible became reality.
Now the “quantum chip” will be able to be inserted into a computer and operate at incredible speeds.
Think what the future holds for computers and technology after this feat.
The circuit is fully functional and has even been tested in modeling a small molecule whose atoms are in multiple quantum states. We are practically on the verge of using “quantum processing” to understand more about the world around us.
In 1950, Richard Feynman said that…
“…we will never understand how the world works unless we start building it on the same scale. If we start to understand materials at this level, we can design things we’ve never done before. The question is whether we can really control nature at this level.”
To create this circuit, a high-performance microscope was needed, which placed the molecules side by side in order to make them behave as if they were in an absolute vacuum.
The task was not easy, since they had to work out how many phosphorus atoms should be in each quantum particle and exactly how far apart the particles should be. We’re talking nanomillimeter precision. A process that took years to perfect. But now it’s a fact.
The final “chip” has 10 quantum particles, each consisting of a small number of phosphorus atoms. Double chemical bonds were simulated by placing the particles at a shorter distance than those with single bonds.
“Quantum circuits” can calculate various processes, such as—for example—how light becomes energy and in other industries such as those of fertilizers.
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