IonQ revealed that it has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to begin producing a stable, domestic source for barium qubits. The duo claims their joint efforts will allow them to "be able to supply qubits for [IonQ's] quantum computers in perpetuity."
In addition to creating a reliable supply, the duo also managed to shrink the size of individual qubits down to "a microscopic scale." According to the company, the result is a way to create quantum computers small enough to be networked together.
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