The new particles will pave the way to the creation of photonic computers
All modern electronic devices used to transmit electronic information. Now in full swing development of quantum computers, which many consider the future replacement of conventional devices. However, there is another, with no less interesting way of development. Creating so-called photonic computers. And recently, a group of researchers from the University of Exeter (UK) discovered the properties of the particles, which can help in the development of new computer circuits.
One of the main problems of devices running on electrons, as reported in an interview with Physics phys.org edition, is that in the process of transmission of information, they lose some of the energy that slows down a whole. To solve this problem completely would come up graphene, but it has a significant drawback, which said one of the authors of Dr. Charlie Ray Mann,
"For graphene is usually necessary to modify the lattice to modify its properties, for example, to deform it. But this process is very difficult to control. "
The decision helped to find a particle possessing some properties of graphene, also known as Dirac particle. It is unique in that it can mimic relativistic particles without a mass, which increases the efficiency of its displacement.
"The key difference here is that the Dirac particles are hybrid particles, a mixture of components of light and matter. It is this hybrid nature gives us a unique way to customize their fundamental properties by manipulating only their light component. We have shown the ability to slow or even stop the Dirac particles and change their internal structure, which is not possible in graphene. "
Dr. Charlie Ray Mann and his colleague Dr. Eros Martini felt that their development could be the first step towards the creation of photonic circuits and production of ultra-fast computers.
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