Ultra-thin wires for quantum computing

Take a fine strand of silica fiber, attach it at each end to a slow-turning motor, gently torture it over an unflickering flame until it just about reaches its melting point and then pull it apart. The middle will thin out like a piece of taffy until it is less than half a micron across—about 200 times thinner than a human hair.

from Phys.org: Physics News http://ift.tt/1pd2xnu

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