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Quantum Computing Breakthrough Arises From Unknown Molecule
June 27, 2008
The odd behavior of a molecule in an experimental silicon computer chip has led to a discovery that opens the door to quantum computing in semiconductors. In a Nature Physics journal paper currently online, the researchers describe how they have created a new, hybrid molecule in which its quantum state can be intentionally manipulated--a required step in the building of quantum computers.
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