Scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

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Published 08/14/2020
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On 13 August 2020, Science published the discovery of a simple modification that allows quantum systems to stay coherent 10,000 times longer.

The study was executed by a team of scientists from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. Although it was focused on a class of quantum systems called solid-state qubits, the scientists believe their discovery will be useful for a variety of systems.

This breakthrough has enabled new research opportunities that were previously thought impractical, or even impossible. The complexity of quantum states make conducting research particularly difficult, and isolating the system has proven to be complicated, and adjustments to the materials is costly.

Explore how the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering “tricked” the quantum system into thinking it didn’t experience the noise, and how that revolutionized quantum communication, computing, and sensing for generations to come.

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