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Artificial Atoms Make Microwave Photons Countable


February 1, 2007

News thumbnail Using artificial atoms on a chip, physicists have taken the next step toward quantum computing by demonstrating that the particle nature of microwave photons can now be detected. Full Story

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Yale University

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