Scientists blast atoms with Fibonacci laser to make an ‘extra’ dimension of time
Researchers working towards quantum computers found some strange results. When you start getting into the quantum realm things get weird and I get lost but its very interesting stuff! From LiveScience:
By firing a Fibonacci laser pulse at atoms inside a quantum computer, physicists have created a completely new, strange phase of matter that behaves as if it had two dimensions of time.
The new phase of matter, created by using lasers to rhythmically jiggle a strand of 10 ytterbium ions, enables scientists to store information in a far more error-protected way, thereby opening the path to quantum computers that can hold on to data for a long time without becoming garbled. The researchers outlined their findings in a paper published July 20 in the journal Nature (opens in new tab).
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