Quantum computer maker IonQ said that it is partnering with Hyundai to use quantum computers to develop more effective batteries.
The partnership will create a battery chemistry model to simulate the structure and energy of lithium oxide, to help improve the performance, costs, and safety of lithium batteries, IonQ said.
Researchers believe quantum computers could operate millions of times faster than today's advanced supercomputers, potentially making tasks such as mapping complex molecular structures and chemical reactions much faster.
For that to happen, the quantum computers still need to scale up further, say experts. Despite this, companies, from banks to pharmaceutical companies are testing out different ways to start using the quantum computers to be ready for the day when they become more reliable.