Researchers confront major hurdle in quantum computing : NewsCenter

Researchers confront major hurdle in quantum computing NewsCenter
May 4, 2021 A quantum processor semiconductor chip is shown connected to a circuit board. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster) In a series of papers, Rochester researchers report major strides in improving the transfer of information in quantum systems. Quantum science has the potential to revolutionize modern technology with more efficient computers, communication, and sensing devices. But challenges remain in achieving these technological goals, especially when it comes to effectively transferring information in quantum systems. A regular computer consists of billions of transistors, called bits. Quantum computers, on the other hand, are based on quantum bits, also known as qubits, which can be made from a single electron. Unlike ordinary transistors, which can be either...