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July 13, 2022

Pairs of vibrating qubits

MIT researchers found a way to store quantum information in the vibrational motion of atom pairs, similar to the swinging motion of two pendula, connected by a spring. The pairs of vibrating quantum bits, or qubits, pictured here are among the hundreds contained in the quantum system and can be coherently controlled by researchers for over 10 seconds.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant PHY 2012110.]

Learn more in the MIT news story Vibrating atoms make robust qubits, physicists find. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 13, 2022)

Credit: Sampson Wilcox/RLE

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