Russian Scientist Makes a Breakthrough: Quantum Protection for Physical Objects is Created
28 Apr, 2015, 09:13 ET
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - In the present-day system of card payments the most vulnerable link in the system is the physical payment card itself. The information encoded on the payment card is a combination of magnetic tape and electronic chip, the security of which can be easily compromised using various electronic means.
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The newly developed payment card is a clear white sheet of plastic in which there is no magnetic tape, chip or any other commonly used component to encode electronic information.
During the process of the new card's manufacture, nano-sized material, capable of absorbing a broad spectrum of energy and irradiating in the visible spectrum, is mixed with polymer granules. One of such substances is so-called quantum points. The inventor has also created the equipment for industrial production of quantum points, resistant to aggressive environment.
In the process of melting the plastic mass, the quantum points are distributed throughout the molten fluid in a random and thus irreproducible way. After the new card is produced the spatial coordinates of each quantum point are being registered, to be stored on a secure server. When the card is scanned its geometric pattern is being matched with that of the original patterns stored on the server, and the card is authenticated.
This protection method can be defined as absolute.
Even with the aid of contemporary atomic power microscopy, it has been calculated that copying the same quantity of quantum points at the scale of a payment card-sized document, would take an unboundedly large, nearly infinite, amount of time.
Quantum technology further opens a new era of protecting passports - national identifying document. Data on all citizens of the world could be easily stored on secure servers, providing yet another step towards global unification of standards and processes.
The priority date of the invention was recorded by the U.S. patent office on November 7, 2014. WTO patent unification gives this date precedence in the jurisdictions of 142 countries.
Many experts in the field of intellectual property have declared their opinions that this invention could be classified as the invention of the century.
A fully functional prototype of the system is already created, including a reading device and a computer processing unit.
The inventor, Victor Petrik, is one of the most mysterious scientists-inventors of our time. Victor Petrik is the author of four scientific discoveries, of two scientific monographs and the author of many inventions, which are protected by patents in 52 countries around the world.
SOURCE Communication Agency Phoenix3000, Victor Petrik press service
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