Researchers claim ‘almost instantaneous’ quantum computing breakthrough

Posted by admin on September 9, 2013 in Technology |
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… researchers at Oregon State University have been plugging away at a low-cost, faster alternative for the past three years: tiny quantum devices called metal-insulator-metal diodes, or MIM diodes for short. Silicon chips involve electrons traveling through a transistor, but MIM diodes send electrons “tunneling” through the insulator in a quantum manner, such that they appear “almost instantaneously” on the other side. …

…giving the scientists another method for engineering quantum mechanical tunneling. With MIIMs, super fast transistor-less computers could be around the corner. The Oregon researchers aren’t bold enough to put a date on making any of this happen outside of the lab…

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