January 19, 2010
Turning Down the Noise in Quantum Data Storage
A roundabout method of reading data can improve quantum memory
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Researchers who hope to create quantum computers are currently investigating various methods to store data. Nitrogen atoms embedded in diamond show promise for encoding quantum bits (qubits), but the process of reading the information results in an extremely weak signal.
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