Engineers make critical advance in quantum computer design — ScienceDaily

Quantum engineers from UNSW Sydney have removed a major obstacle that has stood in the way of quantum computers becoming a reality: they discovered a new technique they say will be capable of controlling millions of spin qubits — the basic units of information in a silicon quantum processor.

Until now, quantum computer engineers and scientists have worked with a proof-of-concept model of quantum processors by demonstrating the control of only a handful of qubits.

But with their latest research, published today in Science Advances, the team have found what they consider ‘the missing jigsaw piece’ in the quantum

Read more Read More

Patented technology will improve production of many electronic and computer components — ScienceDaily

University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a “stubborn” group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics, computer components, and other applications.

The research is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS.

The researchers worked with the University of Minnesota’s Technology Commercialization Office to patent the technology and have already garnered interest from industry.

Many metals and their compounds must be made into thin films before they can be used in

Read more Read More