Rice grain-sized maser a Major Step towards Quantum-Computing

January 17, 2015 5:11 PM

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Rice grain-sized maser a Major Step towards Quantum-Computing

Researchers at Princeton University have managed to develop a rice grain-sized maser (microwave laser) powered by single electrons shooting through "quantum dots" or artificial atoms. The amount of electricity it uses is only one billionth the amount of electricity used by a hair dryer.

Jacob Taylor, an adjunct assistant professor at the Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland-National Institute of Standards and Technology collaborated and co-authored this research. He stated that the maser also marks a major advance for efforts to build quantum-computing systems out of sem...

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