This can be considered as a 'breakthrough' to quantum computing, an industry still in its infancy. Quantum computer is a device for computation that makes direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena to perform operations on data. This nano-thin wire is being expected to advance 'quantum computing' into practical scale with smaller but powerful computing process of transferring date faster than current digital computers which uses bits either 1 or 0. And its usage can advance into fast database searches, economic modelling, weather forecasting, airline scheduling and code breaking.
Driven by the semiconductor industry, computer chip components continuously shrink in size allowing ever smaller and more powerful computers, said researcher Michelle Simmons of the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.
We are on the threshold of making transistors out of individual atoms. But to build a practical quantum computer we have recognized that the interconnecting wiring and circuitry also needs to shrink to the atomic scale.