- An innovative protective noise field extends a qubit’s quantum state to 22 milliseconds.
- With the state of a qubit 10,000 times longer than before, quantum computers could take another step toward feasibility.
- Just 22 milliseconds is a virtual eternity for a qubit.
Molecular engineers at the University of Chicago have found a way to extend the quantum state of a qubit to 22 milliseconds, representing a huge improvement and a window some say will make quantum computers far more feasible. The secret is an alternating magnetic field, which they say is scientifically “intricate” but easy to apply.
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Working with qubits in solid silicon carbide, the scientists extended the time in quantum state of their qubit to 22 milliseconds, which sounds small to our slow human brains, but is almost an eternity for a qubit. In fact, the