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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST Process for Purifying Entangled Ions

Caption: The NIST process for "purifying" an unusual property of quantum physics called entanglement involves illuminating two pairs of beryllium ions (charged atoms) with a series of ultraviolet laser pulses.

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