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September 8th, 2010

Physicists Build a Memory that Stores Entanglement

Abstract:
The first quantum memory that stores and releases entanglement has been built by researchers in Switzerland.

Entanglement is the strange, ghostly phenomenon in which quantum particles share the same existence (actually, the same wave function). So a measurement on one instantaneously influences the other, no matter how far apart they might be.


So-called action-at-a-distance lies at the heart of many of modern physic's most dramatic new technologies: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation and quantum computation all rely on it.

That makes entanglement important stuff.

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