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Feasibility of Quantum Computing
“Peapods” such as these should help in the implementation of quantum computing.  A “pea pod” is made up of a tiny carbon nanotube filled with fullerenes, spheres made from carbon atoms.  Each sphere contains a nitrogen atom, whose spin then serves as an arithmetic unit.  The carbon atoms themselves have no spin and therefore stabilize the nitrogen spin. The “peapods” are placed on a diamond containing nitrogen defects.  These can be read out optically and receive spin information from the qubits through coupling.

News from 14. November 2012: ”PGI Researchers Work on the Feasibility of Quantum Computing”

Projects undertaken by the research group “Spintronics in Carbon Nanostructures”

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