Kurt J. Lesker’s Dr. John Naylor and Marc Poulsom met with Dr. Sebastian Weidt from the Ion Quantum Technology Group at the University of Sussex. The group is a hardware customer of Kurt J. Lesker and Sebastian gave John and Marc a great overview on how vacuum is used in their ground-breaking research and how they plan to bring theory into reality on a large scale. It turns out that without vacuum an ion trap quantum computer simply cannot exist. The group at the University of Sussex, only 30 miles away from Kurt J. Lesker's European HQ, is a world leader in ion trap quantum computing. This technology will potentially transform many industries thanks to the weird and wonderful quantum effects exhibited by tiny ions trapped by electrics fields within vacuum chambers set at a vacuum level of 10E-11 mbar. These ions, or 'qubits', exist in multiple states at the same time, versus classical 'bits' that are either in a 1 or 0 state. This means that quantum computers can be far more powerful than current computers – by a huge factor! Kurt J. Lesker hopes to work with this world-leading research group more closely and enable their technology which, if successful, will undoubtedly make a better world.