KOLKATA: A research led by an IIT Kharagpur faculty member, which finds mention in acclaimed science journal ‘Nature Physics’, promises to increase manifold the speed and the storage capacity at which tomorrow’s devices — your laptops and your smartphones — work. The toolbox of the future will be infinitely faster, smaller and much more efficient.
Sajal Dhara and his team have proved that next-generation devices like quantum computers can be designed even without the use of electrons. Since the artificially created new particle is lighter than the mass of an electron by 0.0001 times, for a layman this will translate into simple solutions to the most intricate problems and lightning fast applications.
“Just imagine a caricature version of tiny fireflies being laws of physics but different from our classical world,” Dhara explained. “We have discovered new insights on the mass of these intriguing particles. The new understanding is expected to inspire a giant leap towards futuristic technology development. Quantum computation is just one application, there are limitless possibilities,” he added.