Architectures for a spin quantum computer based on endohedral fullerenes

W. Harneit*, C. Meyer, A. Weidinger, D. Suter, J. Twamley

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We present a discussion of recent concepts for the construction of a spin quantum computer using endohedral fullerenes. The fullerene molecule is a static, room-temperature trap for atoms with slowly relaxing electron and nuclear spins. The fullerene "containers" can be used to arrange the spins in complex structures such as a linear chain, to form a spin quantum register. We discuss the probable properties of such registers and different strategies to use them in a quantum computer design, including gating and read-out methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-461
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica Status Solidi B: Basic Solid State Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes


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