QRL Primary Report, 2024

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Meet Q-silicon, a new magnetic material for spintronic quantum computers

Silicon wafers are a key step in semiconductor manufacturing, but soon they might be replaced by a new material called Q-silicon for quantum computers and spintronic devices

3rd July 2023

Engineers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have discovered a new form of silicon called Q-silicon with properties that could be beneficial for quantum computers and spintronics. Q-silicon exhibits ferromagnetism at room temperature, making it suitable for data storage and potentially enabling advancements in spintronics. It also demonstrates enhanced hardness and superconductivity, which could further aid spintronics and quantum computing.

3rd July 2023