Scientists in Australia have been working to develop the very first silicon quantum technology which is capable of storing data with 99 percent accuracy (or better). The team reported their breakthrough in two separate papers, which were independently published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. In the papers, the research team describes how they were able to achieve the remarkable feat with two different kinds of silicon-based quantum bits.
“We have demonstrated that with silicon qubit we can have the accuracy needed to build a real quantum computer,” remarks Professor Andrew Dzurak of the University of New South Wales. The study author concluded, “That’s the first time this has been done in silicon,” he adds.