Scientists use quantum device to slow chemical process by factor of 100B

Scientists at the University of Sydney have achieved a world-first experimental result by using a quantum computer to slow down a chemical reaction process by a factor of 100 billion times. The researchers were able to directly observe the interference pattern of a single atom caused by a common geometric structure in chemistry known as a conical intersection. This breakthrough has implications for material science, drug design, and solar energy harvesting. The experiment was conducted using a trapped-ion quantum computer in a new and innovative way. The results have been published in Nature Chemistry.

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