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Quantum Sound Waves Offer Powerful Sensors & Memory Devices

By IQT News posted 29 Mar 2019

(VeteransInsights) A team of researchers from the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory built a mechanical system that can be controlled at the quantum level. The system is a tiny ‘echo chamber’ for sound waves that can be controlled by connecting it to quantum circuits. According to the researchers, the findings are expected to facilitate development of new quantum sensors and communication and memory devices.
Andrew Cleland, lead author of the study and the John A. MacLean Sr. Professor for Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise and a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, stated that the findings facilitate use of sound waves for a wide range of applications in quantum mechanics. The team stated that the technique can also be useful in developing quantum translator for quantum communication across any distance.

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