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Record-Breaking Experiment Could Solve a Huge Challenge in Quantum Computing

A team of researchers at the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan was able to perform a quantum gate operation using two gaseous rubidium atoms as qubits.

Credit: Takefumi Tomita/IMS

Two atoms inflated to an almost comical size and cooled to a fraction above absolute zero have been used to generate a robust, insanely fast two-qubit quantum gate that could help overcome some of quantum computing's persistent challenges.

Since a two-qubit gate is the fundamental building block of efficient quantum computers, this breakthrough has huge implications. It could lead to a new type of quantum computer architecture that breaks through current limitations for noise-free quantum operations.

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