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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST 'Micro Drum' Chip

Caption: Multiple versions of NIST's superconducting circuit containing a "micro drum" were fabricated on this sapphire chip, shown next to a penny for scale. NIST scientists cooled one such drum to the lowest possible energy level, the quantum ground state.

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