Description:  This device uses radio waves and electric fields to trap and hold ions suspended in space. The horizontal gap is two-tenths of a millimeter from top to bottom. Researchers can use the trapped ions as quantum bits. Note: the original image was a composite that included this image.
Source:  NIST
Story:  Quantum bit hangs tough
TRN January 17, 2001
TRN Categories:  Quantum Computing
Form:  Still

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