Nature Physics just published an article on the ‘Strong mechanical driving of a single electron spin’ which deals with the manipulation of a single electron. Computers need to be able to store the values with which they are computing, and quantum computing involves using the spin states of an electron to measure the corresponding 1’s and 0’s needed. Quantum memory registry’s like these are needed to continue the development of this field and the paper just published is a great step forward in that direction. This video released by Nature Physics does a great job of explaining the current breakthroughs.
To read the published paper, click here.