Archer Materials advances quantum computing chip technology with nanodevice fabrication

The fabrication of nanodevices by Archer Materials is the first step towards reading qubits.

Archer Materials (ASX:AXE) announced that it has successfully fabricated nanodevices that will probe quantum behavior in its material qubit which is of fundamental importance to the company. 12QC chip technology.

The semiconductor technology company said the build marks the first step toward reading quantum states from a few single qubits used in its 12QC technology.

of the archer 12The CQ chip uses “world-first” qubit processor technology that could potentially enable mobile devices powered by quantum computing. The technology includes a carbon nanosphere suitable for storing a qubit.

Control and reading devices are needed to set the qubit and read the qubit stored on the carbon nanosphere, with the controlling device performing quantum operations on the qubit, and a reading device measuring the results.

The company said fabrication of the nanodevices was done using “state-of-the-art” lithography and specialized software to achieve feature sizes compatible with a few qubits.

Large scale repeatable and reproducible manufacturing process

The fabrication process is repeatable and reproducible on a large scale, allowing it to solve problems related to the complex proximity effects of nanodevices and the on-chip integration of micron- and nanometer-sized features.

“This work marks a significant acceleration of development towards achieving Archer’s goal of controlling and reading qubits on-chip,” said Archer CEO Dr. Mohammad Choucair.

“Nanodevices are intended to translate the quantum behavior of the 12CQ qubit hardware for on-chip information processing and offers a potential route to mobile integration,” Dr. Choucair added.

Archer previously announced validation of the classical behavior of single- and multi-qubit and related device fabrication, as well as on-chip sensing of quantum information for macroscopic amounts of qubit material using mobile-enabled technology that have direct implications on the development of control and reading of the company. .

Archer was granted an Australian patent for his 12CQ quantum computer chip technology last month.

The patent protects the proposed qubit processor chip and provides the company with exclusive, legally enforceable commercial rights to the invention in Australia.

Sherry J. Basler