Researchers in China and Germany said they have found a much more effective way to store data in a quantum system environment while being able to retrieve a significant share of the data. Using a magneto-optical trap, they were able to hold the data in a quantum state for 3.2 milliseconds.
That may not sound much, but is a huge step in quantum memory efficiency. Current storage durations in quantum systems are typically measured in nanoseconds and typically deliver about 200 to 300 nanoseconds of storage duration while providing 85 percent data retrieval capability. This new system gave researchers 3.2 milliseconds as well as 75 percent retrieval rate.