Archer Materials Limited (ASX: AXE) reports that for the first time computational quantum mechanical theory has been developed that accurately models the behaviour of the qubit material at the core of Archer’s 12CQ quantum computing qubit processor (chip).
The company says the computational models validate the origins of experimentally observed quantum phenomena in the qubit material and allow the Company to predict future quantum behaviour.
CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair said this achievement is fundamental to the successful development of the chip.
We are effectively deploying capital and resources to streamline our chip build. The computational modelling of Archer’s qubit system is a world-first and provides a sound theoretical footing for the 12CQ technology,” Dr Choucair said.
“In the global multibillion dollar quantum computing ecosystem this type of theoretical validation is a technological prerequisite and demonstrates that Archer operates under a high degree of certainty in its qubit chip development.
“We can now accurately predict the 12CQ qubit materials’ future behaviour, performance, and overcome potential limitations in device operation from an early stage, to drastically reduce technological risk and assist in moving forward with our partners.”
Archer is working with world-leading theoretical physicists at the prestigious research institute École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), to computationally model Archer’s unique qubit material. The results of the work validate Archer’s global competitive advantage in quantum computing processor technology development.
For the first time, advanced computational modelling methods of Molecular Dynamics and Density Functional Theory were used to accurately simulate and confirm previous experimental observations made on Archer’s qubit material.
According to Dr Choucair there are very few people and institutions in the world that can do this type of work and the complexity and importance of this work to Archer’s CQ technology development cannot be overstated, as the greatest amount of value creation in the quantum computing economy is generated from technology development†.
The qubit material models were derived from first principles and to the highest scientific standards internationally in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics (i.e. not obtained using simple analytical formulas found in spreadsheets or similar analysis software).
The derivation of the theoretical computational methods will allow Archer to validate, model, predict, and exploit the fundamental quantum properties of its unique qubit material in quantum computing and is essential in the development of an operational chip prototype.
The quantum information (“qubit”) in Archer’s chip design is in the form of an electron’s quantum property of ‘spin’, so it is critical to have developed accurate models predicting the electronic properties of the qubit material for the successful development of the CQ chip.