May 8, 2023

Quantum computers may hold the secret to achieving absolute zero, finds study

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According to the rules of thermodynamics, you need infinite time or energy to achieve absolute zero. But a new study says there is another way.

Light, sound, and heat are all types of energy around us. Thermodynamics is a branch of science that helps us understand how energy moves between objects. According to the third law of thermodynamics, it is impossible to cool any object to-273.15 degrees C (or absolute zero), which is the lowest temperature possible.

Now a research team from the Vienna University of Technology in Austria has found a way to cool an object to absolute zero. The study published in PRX Quantum demonstrates this alternate route using quantum computing.

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