Researchers from the universities of Keio and Oxford generated and detected quantum entanglement

Reserchers from Keio University and Oxford University have successfully generated and detected quantum entanglement between electron spin and nuclear spin in phosphorus impurities added to silicon. This is the world's first successful generation and detection of entanglement, which is essential for quantum computing, in silicon, which is used as a semiconductor in all computers. This accomplishment constitutes a major breakthrough toward the achievement of quantum computers.

Japanese researchers working on Spintronics based ICs

A group led by Professor Hideo Ohno in the Laboratory of Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, at Tohoku University is working to develop new integrated circuits using spintronics. The ICs store data in nonvolatile memory using magnetism (MRAM), so their standby power can be made zero. This memory utilizes the tunnel magneto-resistance effect.