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Cracking the Molecular Code with the Right Type of Quantum Hardware

A new quantum computing approach using exchange-type two-qubit gates constitutes a very promising avenue to calculate molecular properties.

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World’s First Ultrafast All-Optical Room Temperature Transistor

Modern digital computers have changed our lives in a variety of ways, but the technology on which they are built has still some room for improvement. As computational workloads continue to grow due to massive amounts of data and techniques like artificial intelligence, more powerful computing technologies become of paramount importance. Two of the main […]

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Optomechanics with Gallium Phosphide for Quantum Transduction

Scientists at IBM Research-Zurich use gallium phosphide to create on-chip integrated devices using optomechanics for quantum transduction.

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Controlling Nuclear Noise in Semiconductor Qubits

Fluctuations of nuclear spins may limit the lifetime of spin qubits. A technique is developed that gets such fluctuations under control.

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Harnessing The Power of Quantum Computing To Speed Up The Study Of Magnetic Materials

Magnetic materials could be at the forefront of an upcoming revolution in electronics.

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Quantum Risk Analysis

Using quantum algorithms, we have developed a new approach to risk analysis, provideing a significant speed increase over established classical algorithms.

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The Fundamentals of Mass Transport in Biopatterning

The patterning of molecules is critical in applications including microarrays, tissue engineering, biosensors, biomaterials and fundamental cell studies.

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Privacy by Design for Financial Services Organizations in the GDPR Era

IBM Research understands data privacy for a modern business and has developed state-of-the-art solutions for protecting data in the GDPR era.

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The Pockels Effect on Silicon: A New Material for Ultra-Fast Data Transfer

As data grows, so does the energy consumption required to store and process it, which is why scientists around the world are turning to light (photonics) as a means of moving data. The Pockels effect, an important phenomenon in certain materials, allows changing the optical properties of the material through an electrical stimulus. The effect […]

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Addressing Climate Change at a Major Source: Buildings

Can silica gel desiccant packs, often found in shoe boxes and electronics, be the answer to our energy challenges for buildings? A four-year project proves yes, sort of. According to the European Commission, heating and cooling in buildings and industry accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and fossil fuels generate 84 percent of […]

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Restoring Balance in Machine Learning Datasets

If you want to teach a child what an elephant looks like, you have an infinite number of options. Take a photo from National Geographic, a stuffed animal of Dumbo, or an elephant keychain; show it to the child; and the next time he sees an object which looks like an elephant he will likely […]

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High-Yield and Ambient-Stable Molecular Devices via Semiconductor Fabrication

A team from IBM Research-Zurich and the Universities of Basel and Zurich developed a new technique to fabricate microelectronic devices by electrically contacting molecules at two well-defined termini. The method allows molecular integration on conventional silicon chips and by standard fabrication methods as used in semiconductor industry. The technique is based on depositing a nanoparticle […]

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