Nist Micro-Drum Used as Quantum Memory (image) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a colorized image of the NIST micro-drum and circuit on a sapphire backing. JILA researchers demonstrated that the drum might be used as a memory device in future quantum computers. Credit Teufel/NIST Usage Restrictions Please use proper credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.