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To make their logical qubit, the researchers used a technique called a Bacon-Shor code, applying it to qubits made of ytterbium ions hovering above an ion-trapping chip inside a vacuum, which are manipulated with lasers.Scientists are one step closer to error-correcting quantum computers|Emily Conover|October 4, 2021|Science News
Ytterbium, i-ter′bi-um, n. an element discovered by Marignac in gadolinite.