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NIST Mechanical Micro-drum Used As Quantum Memory

March 13, 2013

image of NIST micro-drum and circuit JILA researchers demonstrated that information encoded as a specific point in a traveling microwave signal--the vertical and horizontal positions of a wave pattern at a certain time--can be transferred to the mechanical beat of NIST's micro-drum and later retrieved with 65 percent efficiency. Full Story

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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