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Title: Molecular spins for quantum computation

Abstract

Spins in solids or in molecules possess discrete energy levels, and the associated quantum states can be tuned and coherently manipulated by means of external electromagnetic fields. Spins therefore provide one of the simplest platforms to encode a quantum bit (qubit), the elementary unit of future quantum computers. Performing any useful computation demands much more than realizing a robust qubit—one also needs a large number of qubits and a reliable manner with which to integrate them into a complex circuitry that can store and process information and implement quantum algorithms. This ‘scalability’ is arguably one of the challenges for which a chemistry-based bottom-up approach is best-suited. Molecules, being much more versatile than atoms, and yet microscopic, are the quantum objects with the highest capacity to form non-trivial ordered states at the nanoscale and to be replicated in large numbers using chemical tools.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials (M2QM); Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1566615
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0019330
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1755-4330
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
phonons, charge transport, magnetism and spin physics, quantum information science, materials and chemistry by design, mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel materials)

Citation Formats

Gaita-Ariño, A., Luis, F., Hill, S., and Coronado, E. Molecular spins for quantum computation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41557-019-0232-y.
Gaita-Ariño, A., Luis, F., Hill, S., & Coronado, E. Molecular spins for quantum computation. United States. doi:10.1038/s41557-019-0232-y.
Gaita-Ariño, A., Luis, F., Hill, S., and Coronado, E. Fri . "Molecular spins for quantum computation". United States. doi:10.1038/s41557-019-0232-y.
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abstractNote = {Spins in solids or in molecules possess discrete energy levels, and the associated quantum states can be tuned and coherently manipulated by means of external electromagnetic fields. Spins therefore provide one of the simplest platforms to encode a quantum bit (qubit), the elementary unit of future quantum computers. Performing any useful computation demands much more than realizing a robust qubit—one also needs a large number of qubits and a reliable manner with which to integrate them into a complex circuitry that can store and process information and implement quantum algorithms. This ‘scalability’ is arguably one of the challenges for which a chemistry-based bottom-up approach is best-suited. Molecules, being much more versatile than atoms, and yet microscopic, are the quantum objects with the highest capacity to form non-trivial ordered states at the nanoscale and to be replicated in large numbers using chemical tools.},
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