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New Ion Trap May Lead to Large Quantum Computers
« on: 11/07/2006 13:05:23 »
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and built a novel electromagnetic trap for ions that could be easily mass produced to potentially make quantum computers large enough for practical use. The new trap, described in the June 30 issue of Physical Review Letters,* may help scientists surmount what is currently the most significant barrier to building a working quantum computer—scaling up components and processes that have been successfully demonstrated individually.

Link to story on the NIST site: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2006_0706.htm#ion

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