This new, faster detector is made of graphene and it is so small that it could fit comfortably inside a single bacterium.
A group of physicists from VTT and Aalto university have developed a new detector for measuring energy quanta at unprecedented resolution. Measuring the energy of qubits is at the heart of how quantum computers operate. This discovery could help to bring quantum computing out of the laboratory and into real-world applications.
The results have been recently published in the journal Nature. The article is the latest example of Finnish expertise in quantum technologies.
The research collaboration is part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology (QTF) and the BOLOSE sensor development project (RADDESS program, 2018-2021) funded by the Academy of Finland.
Learn more about the research carried out by the group and read Mikko Möttönen’s blog describing the journey to the scientific breakthrough.