Archer Materials Limited (ASX:AXE) has achieved electronic transport in a single qubit at room temperature, the materials technology company announced today.
The latest achievement is a key technological milestone in the development of its 12CQ quantum computing qubit processor chip – otherwise known as the 12CQ chip.
The 12CQ chip is a “world-first qubit chip technology” that the Company aims to build for quantum computing operation at room-temperature and integration onboard modern electronic devices.
“In building our 12CQ chip for room temperature operation and integration onboard electronic devices, we are pushing the boundaries of what can be done technologically in the world today,” said Archer CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair.
“The work unambiguously shows that a single qubit – the fundamental quantum information material component of the 12CQ chip – could be used to build ‘gated’ semiconductor devices,” Dr Choucair added.
Outcomes of the measurements provide data that validates the qubit’s ability to operate within standard electronic conditions in semiconductor devices, thus demonstrating the 12CQ chip’s commercial advantage over competing qubit chip device proposal.
Archer claims that the promising outcomes not only validates the high quality of each qubit, but should also bolster manufacturing scalability of the 12CQ chip.
To complete the validation of its 12CQ technology, the Company worked with over $150 million of semiconductor foundry facilities and some of the most advanced instrumentation in the world.
“Archer is working with the few people and institutions in the world that have the know-how facilities and instrumentation to drive our development forward at pace,” Dr Choucair said.
“The greatest amount of value creation in the quantum computing economy is currently generated from technology development like which has been achieved here.”