Breakthrough in creating a quantum hard drive - Physicists believe we can distribute quantum information soon

01/08/2015 - 00:00

  Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<br><br>The team’s record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data encryption network based on quantum information, which could be used for banking transactions and personal emails.<br><br>“We believe it will soon be possible to distribute quantum information between any two points on the globe,” said lead author Manjin Zhong, from the <a href="">Research School of Physics and Engineering</a> (RSPE).<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY</a><br><br>Ref:  "Optically addressable nuclear spins in a solid with a six-hour coherence time." Nature 517, 177–180 (08 January 2015) <a href="">DOI: 10.1038/nature14025</a><br><br>"Quantum information: Spin memories in for the long haul." Nature 517, 153–154 (08 January 2015) <a href="">DOI: 10.1038/517153a</a>