Researchers from groups in Spain, Finland, and France have demonstrated that although normally separate, magnetism and superconductivity can coexist in graphene, which opens the path for graphene-based topological qubits.
A topological qubit is a fascinating feature of a theoretical quantum computer, which is the basis for topological quantum computing. However, they are yet to be fully understood and developed due to the rare nature of materials that demonstrate both magnetism and superconductivity.
This discovery can open the door for graphene to be an important material in the production of quantum computers, along with its other quantum computing uses.
For more information about the behaviors, see this article by Graphene Info.
Image Credit To Jose Lado of Aalto University