A team of French nerds, that is, scientists (that is nerds, but don’t get all upset because I consider myself a proud member of the nerd tribe), have developed a new way of producing qubits, the building blocks of quantum processers, that might usher in ‘large-scale fabrication” of the precious things.
This brings us all the more closer to seeing quantum computers in every home in the somewhat near future.
From Next Big Future
|Breakthrough to wafer scale quantum processors using silicon isotope and eventually trillions of qubits|
CEA-Leti, a French technology research institute of the CEA and Inac, a joint fundamental research institute between the CEA and the University Grenoble Alpes, today announced a breakthrough towards large-scale fabrication of quantum bits, or qubits, the elementary bricks of future quantum processors. They demonstrated on a 300 mm pre-industrial platform a new level of isotopic purification in a film deposited by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). This enables creating qubits in thin layers of silicon using a very high purity silicon isotope, 28Si, which produces a crystalline quality comparable to thin films usually made of natural silicon.