The quantum computing market is getting closer with placement of a single phosphorus atom into a silicon crystal, a successful experiment described in Nature Nanotechnology. A perfect device, this is how Professor Michelle Simmons, scientist of the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication at the University of New South Wales, characterized remarkable achievement of her and her colleagues. “This is the first time anyone has shown control of a single atom in a substrate with this level of precise accuracy”, said Prof. Simmons.
The market for quantum computing does not exist yet outside laboratory walls. However, this rapidly evolving field is one of the most active R&D fields, attracting substantial government funding. Quantum computing, viewed as the most promising technology of the 21st century, will soon emerge as a huge market, forecasts the market report Quantum Computing Market Forecast 2015-2020.