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New Magnetic Semiconductor Material Spins Hope For Quantum Computing

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August 1, 2001
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a semiconductor material that has superior magnetic properties at room temperature and that may propel research one step closer to realizing the potential of quantum computing.

RICHLAND, Wash. - While the future of quantum computing offers the potential for substantially greater data storage and faster processing speeds, its advancement has been limited by the absence of certain critically important materials - in particular, a semiconductor that is magnetic at room temperature.


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