Fake goods have become a huge problem in recent years but scientists may have a solution that could make counterfeiting a thing of the past using quantum technology.
The researchers at Lancaster University’s tech start-up Quantum Base have come up with a graphene-based identity tag that is completely unique and can be scanned using a smartphone.
According to research from the Centre for Economic and Business Research, fake goods cost the UK economy £17.3 billion and affected 72,000 British jobs in 2016.
But the researchers, who are showcasing their work at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition, are confident their technology could eliminate counterfeiting in the foreseeable future.
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