Quantum Mechanics basically deals with the behavior of sub-atomic particles involving the concepts like quantization of energy, wave-particle duality and much more. The Chinese researchers from Shanghai have overcome the record of quantum entanglement.
The team of researchers has beamed the photons from 300 miles above the Earth to distinct locations 700 miles apart. The research proves that future of quantum mechanics will shed light on how the smallest things in the universe work. The new research by Chinese scientists has brought the world one step closer to the process of quantum revolution.
With the development of quantum mechanics, the Chinese researchers are trying to tackle the cybersecurity attacks. In a case of quantum entanglement, the particles originated from the same source are described in terms of one another but they are separated spatially. Hence any process done on one object may affect the other.
The theory of “spooky action at a distance,” has now come to light. The team of researchers from University of Science and Technology of Chine has simulated this phenomenon and beaten the present record of 86 miles.
The first concept related to this theory is knowing that light acts like a beam of individual particles called photons and each photon have a certain amount of energy. The state of an object can be known when measured and measurement of one object affects the other.
Application of quantum mechanics:
The process of quantum entanglement holds various applications in different fields like computing, information sharing etc. The internet connection which may become a victim of cybersecurity attacks can be overcome using quantum communication technology which provides faster and secure channels.
The security against cybersecurity attacks is provided by the process called quantum entanglement in which a single photon is split into two to create a secure internet connection.
Another technique called quantum cryptography can identify the online intruder on the network which can modify the entangled photons. According to physicist Jonathan Dowling, this channel cannot be hacked and this concept will be rolled out in China soon. Apart from Chinese researchers, the potential of quantum cryptography is being widely tested across the United States and Canada.