A quantum computer is a device that exploits properties of a quantum mechanical system such as entanglement for computational purposes. Quantum computing could facilitate our understanding of physical systems that are computationally too complex for classical computers. Researchers are currently examining different systems for the implementation of a quantum computer, including quantum dots, nuclear spin systems, superconducting circuits nad trapped ions. For his experiment, Julian Naber uses neutral atoms that are cooled to a few μK (microkelvin) using lasers and other cooling techniques.
J.B. Naber: Magnetic Atom Lattices for Quantum Information.
Prof. H.B. van Linden van den Heuvell
Dr R.J.C. Spreeuw
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