Ytterbium Atoms in An Ion Trap (image) University of Sydney Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a photograph of individual ytterbium atoms in an ion trap in Professor Michael Biercuk's Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney. Information can be encoded on each atom and their quantum states manipulated in order to perform computations. Credit Professor Michael Biercuk/University of Sydney Usage Restrictions For use with this story only. 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.