Strange Science: A New State of Matter?

Physicists working in the field of quantum computing believe they have discovered a new state of matter that has great significance for quantum computing.

This new state of matter is called “topological superconductivity,” which is not as easy to remember as solid, liquid, or gas. In trying to construct a platform for Majorana particles, which are their own anti-particles, but which have no natural host material, these physicists studied transitions of quantum states and energy barriers, and found a way to use topological superconductivity in a two-dimensional platform, providing a way to store quantum information without error.

You can read the summary of this research here, or the more detailed technical article here.

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