(TechQuila) Scientists have been trying for a long time now to get the atomic nuclei embedded in Silicon to work as Quantum bits or qubits for use in a super-powerful Quantum Computer. This was thought to be achievable through manipulative Magnetic fields, but now, researchers in Australia have stumbled across a way to control such a nucleus with more manageable electric fields. This could mean that we will be able to control the qubits correspondingly as transistors.
The current generation of Quantum computers face a very dire problem, that of scaling. Currently, Google’s best Quantum computer, having 53 qubits inside that perform the computations, needs a large refrigeration unit named as dilution refrigerator to be able to run as the circuit needs superconductors to be able to make them behave as qubits.