Researchers at MIT and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed an alloy of a sulfur and aluminum valence electron configuration that they say could be used to make a new kind of atom structure for an atomic-scale quantum computer.

The new alloy, called electron lithium, is the first time the chemistry of an electron has been successfully described by electron physics, says graduate student Joshua Zorina.

The research, published today in Nature, opens the door to new materials with exotic properties that could be incorporated into the quantum computers of the future.

The scientists, led by MIT postdoctoral fellow Jianjun Cao, also say they’ve developed a new method for using iron ions in the structure of an atom, a feat that opens the way to the fabrication of larger atomic structures.

“I think it’s really exciting to see what chemistry of a single atom can do,” says Cao, who is also a senior author on the paper.

“Electrons are like a superconducting material, but they’re also a metal.

In addition to being able to conduct electricity, they can also be very electrically conductive.

And this makes them good candidates for quantum computers.”

Cao and Zorine created a novel metal-sulfide alloy, using a mixture of sodium and iron ions.

The ions are separated by a gap between them and a sulfur atom.

They then combine the two to form a carbon that can then be deposited on an aluminum electrode.

The carbon forms an electron structure that can be configured to have a lithium valence and an iron atom.

“When you add the sulfur, the iron is in a slightly different state than it was when it was added,” says Zorini.

“The carbon atom in this case is a slightly more reactive state than the one it was in when it came out of the sulfur.”

The sulfur atom, meanwhile, can be electrically charged to produce a voltage when exposed to an electric field.

In the new alloy that is being produced, the electrons in the sulfur atom are switched on and off and the sulfur ion is switched on only when an electric current is applied.

These electrical switches allow the iron atoms to become a single-atom lithium structure, in which the valence of the valance electron is swapped with an aluminum valent ion, and the valent electrons become a carbon atom.

By doing this, the researchers have achieved a new mechanism for creating an atomic structure that is highly conductive, says Zorbini.

They have shown that the electron lithium structure can be fabricated by adding sulfur to the sulfur.

The sulfur ion also has a higher surface area than the valents and thus makes it easier to use as a solid, says Cao.

The researchers are now working to improve the structure by adding a metal with different electrical properties.

“We have to make the iron more electrically reactive in order to have more conductivity,” says Zhou.

“And we have to find out how to do it at the atomic scale.

We’ve shown that you can get very large atomic structures with very low cost, but we have not found a way to do that with the sulfur,” adds Cao.

“It’s really hard to make these types of atomic structures.”

The work is based on a theoretical model that describes the structure and dynamics of an atomic layer in a sulfide metal.

Cao and his colleagues first investigated the chemistry and mechanical properties of sulfur atoms in a sulfur-sulphide alloy.

They discovered that the sulfur ions were electrically active and had high surface areas, which enabled them to form electron lithium structures with unusual electrical properties that were very different from those found in other sulfur atom types.

They used these unique properties to create an extremely conductive atom structure.

“There are a lot of different kinds of electron atoms, and we have a very simple and general method to find the atoms that are the right ones for building these structures,” says Zhao.

“But if you want to get to the atomic layer, you have to do more than just look at the chemical composition of the atoms.”

The researchers have also demonstrated that these properties of the ion structure can also influence how electrons interact with the sulfides.

“If you take a sulfides-carbon ion, you get the sulfur-valent and the lithium-valence electron interactions,” says Zhu.

“This allows us to create the atomic structure in a different way, in a way that is very different than that found in the sulfide metals.”

The new sulfur-aluminum-valenzion-electron arrangement is very similar to that of an aluminum-salt ion.

“What we want to do is to try and build the structure using a single sulfide atom as a source material, which is quite challenging,” says Zhang.

“To do that, you need a source that’s a very heavy metal and you need to be able to make it stable at room temperature.”

Zorbina’s lab is currently working to build an