Even the slightest improvement in battery technology could help you decide what gadgets you buy, and Samsung is hoping quantum computing will give it an edge. The tech firm and Imperial College London researchers are using Honeywell\’s System Model H1 to explore uses of quantum computing in battery development. Ideally, the platform will tackle complex algorithms that might be too daunting for conventional computers.
The first experiment used System Model H1 to simulate the dynamics of an interacting spin model, or the math involved in studying magnetism. The team used up to 100 of the more powerful two-qubit gates (that is, quantum operations handled between two qubits) to produce results that were highly accurate and in line with expectations.