Category: Computers

Silicon Carbide May Make Quantum Computers A Reality!

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Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a quality of silicon carbide — a material commonly used in the manufacture of semiconductors — that can be used to perform quantum computing. Silicon carbide is a compound that has some 250 crystalline forms, but its 4H polytype (pictured below right) has an imperfection that traps electrons.…