Pure silicon for quantum computing

The BBC reports that American physicists have found a way to purify silicon better than ever before.

The good stuff is silicon-28, and physicists in the US have worked out how to produce it with 40 times greater purity than ever before.

Even better, they can do it in the lab instead of relying on samples made ten years ago in a huge, repurposed plutonium plant in St Petersburg.

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