An experiment at Rice University in Houston linked quantum entanglement to quantum criticality. Two previously thought differences between quantum phenomena show the same physics laws behind them in recent experiments, and may be able to develop a general theory that combines entanglement with superconductivity in the future. The study was published in the journal Science.
The study focused on metal films made up of radon, palladium and silicon, and a team at Rice University analyzed the properties of metal films, observing quantum critical behavior, as well as extensive quantum entanglement in hundreds of millions of electrons.
Professor Qi Si, director of the Center for Quantum Materials at Rice University, says 10 qubits is big enough that so many electrons are entangled in quantum and potentially become a quantum engineering resource.