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Seeing Electron Movement at Fastest Speed Ever Could Help Unlock Next-Level Quantum Computing

October 12, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Do you often find yourself complaining about the speed of your computer? Understanding the behavior of an electron in a solid would initiate exponential progress in increasing computing speeds and many body speeds. In a collaborative effort, U-M researchers and researchers from the University of Regensburg have developed a technique to capture electron movement in attoseconds, the fastest speed yet. Seeing electrons move in increments of one quintillionth of a second could help push processing speeds up to a billion times faster.

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