Using a tiny transistor, the team were able to read back this information with 99.8 per cent accuracy, which was comparable to the precision of the most accurate qubits, known as ion-trap qubits, whose inventor was awarded the 2012 Nobel prize for physics.
These qubits were highly accurate, but were difficult to manufacture because they were built around a charged atom trapped in a vacuum.
While the field of quantum computing had rapidly advanced in the past 10 years, Professor Dzurak said the super-fast and powerful computers were still another decade away.
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