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New qubit platform could pave way for new quantum information systems

In a paper appearing in Quantum Science and Technology, researchers present a theoretical analysis showing that a single-electron qubit floating on a solid neon could achieve a coherence time as long as 81seconds.

Scientific Achievement

Theoretical analysis of decoherence mechanisms indicated that an electron spin qubit on a purified solid neon surface could achieve a coherence time as long as 81 seconds.

Significance and Impact

The theoretical results indicate that single-electron qubits on solid neon could be superior to most existing semiconductor spin qubits. Such qubits would be applicable to quantum computing and other quantum information systems

Research Details

  • The inhomogeneous dephasing time was estimated as 0.16 ms with natural Ne and 0.43 s with purified Ne, better than most semiconductor quantum-dot spin qubits.
  • Under Hahn echoes, the coherence time improved to 30 ms for natural Ne and 81 s for purified Ne.

Work was performed, in part, at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM).


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