"We will show that the engine can, in principle, be perfectly efficient," says Jordan. "That is, there would be an ideal transfer of energy from the measurement apparatus to the quantum system."
The foundation award, say the researchers, reflects the significance of quantum technology as a national and international priority, and the university's key role in the enterprise. The project itself builds on Rochester’s robust history of research in optics and physics and current efforts to better unravel the mysteries of quantum mechanics.
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