World-first approach to help design more accurate quantum computing architecture

In work published this week in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) have been able to identify the exact location of a single atom in a silicon crystal—an important technique for building a silicon-based quantum computer and one which will help design more accurate quantum logic operations.
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In this video the team explains the breakthrough.

The results appear in the international journal Nature Nanotechnology.

The Centre teams from UM and UNSW led by Professors Lloyd Hollenberg, Sven Rogge and Michelle Simmons.

Centre Director Simmons Awarded International Feynman Prize

Professor Michelle Simmons, Director of CQC2T, has been awarded a prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology for her work in ‘the new field of atomic-electronics, which she created’. President of the Foresight Institute Julia Bossmann said the US$5000 prizes reward visionary research. ‘Our laureates realise that big innovation is possible on the nanoscale. The prizes acknowledge these pioneering scientists and inspire others to follow their lead.’ The award comes just a month after the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull opened the new Quantum computing laboratories at UNSW, and praised Prof Simmons’ leadership in ‘attracting so many outstanding scientists and engineers from around the world’. Full Story

Michelle Simmons explaining the use of the new scanning tunnelling microscopes (STM) to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
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