The German Max-Planck Institute has developed the thinnest and lightest mirror in the world. It is what is known as a quantum mirror with a diameter of approximately seven micrometers and a thickness of 10 nanometers. It could signify the next step in the development of quantum computers and sensors which make use of lasers to transfer information. Max-Planck announced this on Wednesday evening.

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Author profile picture Maurits Kuypers graduated as a macroeconomist from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in international work. He has been active as a journalist since 1997, first for 10 years on the editorial staff of Het Financieele Dagblad in Amsterdam, then as a freelance correspondent in Berlin and Central Europe. When it comes to technological innovations, he always has an eye for the financial feasibility of a project.