|H Atom Orbitals (by Florian Marquardt)|
If you think that claims of teleportation are just a case of entangled communication, you may be correct.
According to Phys.org, teleportation is “a means of moving an object from one place to another without it having to travel between them.” Sounds ethereal? Well - it is said that quantum physics involves the dreams that stuff is made of.
It is quantum physics that a team of researchers from Delft University in the Netherlands are invoking as they experiment with entanglement (“the strange interconnectedness of… two particles, whatever happens to one automatically happens to the other, regardless of the distance between them”).
These researchers were able to teleport quantum bits (quibits) of information a distance of more than ten feet (three meters) with 100% reliability. Plus, they did so without altering the spin state of these quibits.
This they accomplished by “trapping electrons in diamonds at very low temperatures,” then shooting them with lasers in order to create quibits. Because these quibits were held in place by the diamonds, spin states were able to be read at both locations.
The entangled communication was thus conveyed via a rudimentary form of teleportation. Researchers
hope to extend the workable distance between quibits, with the eventual goal of developing quantum computers and networks.
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