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Ten-second Dance of Electrons Is Step Toward Exotic New Computers


January 12, 2012

casing that holds the silicon crystal An international team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University have achieved a 100-fold increase in the ability to maintain control of the spins of electrons in a solid material, a key step in the development of ultrafast quantum computers. Full Story

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