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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 05:24 PM

Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor

Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor



Physicists at Purdue University and the University of New South Wales have built a transistor from a single atom of phosphorous precisely placed on a bed of silicon, taking another step towards the holy grail of tech research: the quantum computer.

Revealed on Sunday in the academic journal Nature Nanotechnology, the research is part of a decade-long effort at the University of New South Wales to deliver a quantum computer — a machine that would use the seemingly magical properties of very small particles to instantly perform calculations beyond the scope of today’s classical computers.

Just last month, the New South Wales team — lead by professor Michelle Simmons — advanced the cause by demonstrating that Ohm’s Law of electrical resistivity extends to the world of very small particles, and now, together with Gerhard Klimeck and his team at Purdue, they’ve made a more significant breakthrough by placing a single-atom transistor exactly where they want to place it.


read more: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/02/sa-transistor/

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Response to Soylent Brice (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:12 PM

1. but will it feed the hungry?

 

I suspect not.

The technology will be used to enslave us further.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:59 PM

2. "The technology will be used to enslave us further."

 

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 09:10 PM

3. lol!!

All your quantum computing are belong to us...



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