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Detecting the softest sounds in the Universe

False-colour SEM micrographs of a qubit IDT device

An apparatus that includes a quantum object called a qubit (gold) and a device (purple) to translate the sound into electrical signals. can detect a single ‘particle’ of sound. Credit: L. R. Sletten et al./Phys. Rev. X

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Nature 571, 8-9 (2019)




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