The technical breakthrough, announced at an event at UNSW Sydney today, was published in the journal Nature.
Quantum computing hardware specialists at UNSW have built a quantum processor in silicon to simulate an organic molecule with astounding precision.
UNSW Sydney-led research paves the way for large silicon-based quantum processors for real-world manufacturing and application.
The internationally renowned UNSW Scientia Professor is recognised for creating the field of atomic electronics.
A team led by UNSW scientists have significantly increased the coherence time of a spin-orbit qubit in silicon, allowing them to preserve quantum information for longer. These results open up a new pathway to scale silicon quantum computers.
A group led by Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons, has overcome another critical technical hurdle for building a silicon-based quantum computer.
Two fundamental quantum techniques have been combined by a UNSW team in a integrated silicon chip for the first time, confirming the promise of using silicon for quantum computing.