New quantum entanglement discovery could enable future communication technology

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory detailed a ‘never-seen-before’ type of quantum entanglement that could enable powerful new communications tools and computers. This discovery was made while exploring a novel means of probing the inner workings of atomic nuclei. The experiments used Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider to accelerate particles at nearly the speed of light. This is the first-ever experimental observation of entanglement between dissimilar particles.