October 17, 2021

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Five Ways You Use Quantum Technology Every Day

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Five Ways You Use Quantum Technology Every Day

You might not know that you use quantum technologies every day pretty much constantly. Here I have summarised five of them, but there are many others. Quantum physics is often seen as a weird part of physics, far removed from our every day lives but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The entire modern world exists because of our understanding of quantum physics!

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Some links to interesting info if you would like to find out more:
Forbes: What has quantum mechanics ever done for us.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chadorzel/2015/08/13/what-has-quantum-mechanics-ever-done-for-us/#31b995d64046
Scientific American interview.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/everyday-quantum-physics/
Smithsonian practical uses of quantum mechanics.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/five-practical-uses-spooky-quantum-mechanics-180953494/
Phys.org quantum technologies
https://phys.org/news/2016-06-quantum-technologies-revolutionize-21st-century.html
LCD vs LED screens

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How an LED works
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode
Difference between CCD and CMOS
https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-image-sensors-493722
Invention of the transistor.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bardeen#The_invention_of_the_transistor
History of semiconductors.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiconductor#Early_history_of_semiconductors
Veritasium explains transistors well

Explanation of a photodetector
https://www.aptechnologies.co.uk/support/photodiodes/photodiode-theory-of-operation
Hyperfine splitting of a caesium atom
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/acloc.html
Helium Neon Laser
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/optmod/lasgas.html#c1
LEDs
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Electronic/leds.html#c3
Energy Bands
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Solids/pnjun2.html#c2

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