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Quantum leap in quest for super computer

Nicky Phillips (via SMH) | April 18, 2013
The project co-leader, Andrew Dzurak, said one of the major advantages of nucleus qubits was that information stored within them was isolated and protected from electrical disturbances that could compromise the system's accuracy

Using a tiny transistor, the team were able to read back this information with 99.8 per cent accuracy, which was comparable to the precision of the most accurate qubits, known as ion-trap qubits, whose inventor was awarded the 2012 Nobel prize for physics.

These qubits were highly accurate, but were difficult to manufacture because they were built around a charged atom trapped in a vacuum.

While the field of quantum computing had rapidly advanced in the past 10 years, Professor Dzurak said the super-fast and powerful computers were still another decade away.

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