Chinese physicists realized a genuine entanglement of 18 quantum particles, beating their own world record set in 2016, while the team has set their next goal at 50-qubit entanglement.
The result of the study was published in the US journal Physical Review Letters on June 28.
Chinese leading quantum physicist PAN Jianwei led the project. Together with his team, PAN earlier demonstrated quantum entanglement with 10 quantum bits, or "qubits," in 2016, according to a report sent by PAN's team to Global Times on Tuesday.
Professor Pan Jianwei with University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) was presented Willis E.Lamb Award at 48th Physics of Quantum Electronics conference held in Salt Lake City of State of Utah, USA, on Jan. 10.
BEIJING - As the first to achieve quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, China is confident in making more scientific and technological breakthroughs.
The achievement, based on experiments conducted with the world's first quantum satellite -- Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), lays a foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network.
QUESS, nicknamed "Micius" after a fifth century B.C. Chinese philosopher and scientist, was launched on Aug. 16, 2016.