Physicists break record by entangling 3,000 atoms using single photon

March 31, 2015 1:47 AM

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New quantum entanglement technique paves the way for quantum computing and more precise atomic clocks, physicists say.

Quantum entanglement—or what Albert Einstein famously decried as “spooky action at a distance”—is an apparently paradoxical phenomenon in which one particle can affect an attribute, such as ’spin,’ of another particle instantaneously, no matter how far apart they are.

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