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A new project to develop an unprecedented capability in quantum computing – a 'noise-cancelling headphone' for quantum computers – is set to increase the stability of fragile quantum building blocks, or qubits.

Professor Andrew Dzurak and team

After being the first team to create a two-qubit gate in silicon in 2015, UNSW Sydney engineers are breaking new ground again: they have measured the accuracy of silicon two-qubit operations for the first time – and their results confirm the promise of silicon for quantum computing.

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UNSW scientists have shown that their pioneering single atom technology can be adapted to building 3D silicon quantum chips – with precise interlayer alignment and highly accurate measurement of spin states.

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Research teams from UNSW are investigating multiple pathways to scale up atom-based computing architectures using spin-orbit coupling – advancing towards their goal of building a silicon-based quantum computer in Australia.

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Scientists from around the world are meeting in Sydney to discuss the latest advancements in silicon quantum computing.

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UNSW scientists are leading the international race to make the sci-fi world of quantum computing an everyday reality. 

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A research team led by Australian engineers has created the first working quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon, opening the way to ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future.

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A state-of-the-art solar cell pilot production line will be set up at UNSW under an agreement with one of the world's leading solar power industry suppliers, Roth & Rau AG.

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UNSW solar cell engineers have laid claim to another world record: this time the milestone of 25 per cent efficiency for a silicon solar cell.