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Tiny Quantum Effects Promise Big Impact on Future Instruments

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Leveraging entanglement and other effects from the quantum realm could have an outsize impact on sensor arrays, precision clocks, and greenhouse gas detection.

HANK HOGAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

While the quantum world may seem abstract and remote from day-to-day life, researchers are discovering that quantum effects such as photon entanglement could improve the performance and precision of everyday tools. Advancements in quantum metrology could help sharpen sensor location data, improve the precision of atomic clocks, or enable more versatile detectors for sensing greenhouse gas emissions. An aluminum ion (blue dot) and a magnesium ion (yellow dot) provide the source of clock ticks. Entangling multiple ions could improve the precision of such clocks. NIST has leveraged the...Read full article

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