Scientists perfect `quantum teleportation` for first time ever

A team of Dutch researchers have perfected "unconditional quantum teleportation" for first time ever by teleporting data.

ANI| Last Updated: May 30, 2014, 15:17 PM IST

Washington: A team of Dutch researchers have perfected "unconditional quantum teleportation" for first time ever by teleporting data.

Physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, part of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have claimed that they sent quantum data concerning the spin state of an electron to another electron about 10 feet away, CNET reported.

The researchers said that in this study they were able to achieve an unprecedented replication rate of 100 percent at the current distance.
The research team at Delft first created qubits, units of quantum data that can hold multiple values simultaneously, out of classical bits, which were electrons trapped in diamonds at extremely low temperatures that allow their quantum properties, like spin, to be observed.

With quibits separated by a distance of three meters, the researchers were able to observe and record the spin of one electron and see that reflected in the other qubit instantly.
Ronald Hanson, a physicist leading the research at Delft, said that there is a big race going on between five or six groups to prove Einstein wrong and this study is a "very big fish".

The scientists said that they are currently attempting to increase that distance to more than a kilometer, which would be ample leeway to test whether or not entanglement was a consistent phenomenon and that the information was travelling faster than the speed of light.