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Exponential boost for quantum information

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Quantum computers will one day wildly outperform conventional machines. An experimental feat reveals a fundamental property of exotic superconductors that brings this quantum technology a step closer. See Letter p.206

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Figure 1: Majorana modes in superconducting wires.

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Alicea, J. Exponential boost for quantum information. Nature 531, 177–178 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/531177a

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