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Microwave Cooling of an Artificial Atom

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Science  08 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5805, pp. 1549-1550
DOI: 10.1126/science.1136100

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Summary

Quantum computers need to be isolated from environmental disturbances including the effects of thermal noise. A method has been found to cool a quantum computing element to low temperatures relative to its surroundings.