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Magnetochemistry 2016, 2(3), 33; doi:10.3390/magnetochemistry2030033

On the Use of Classical and Quantum Fisher Information in Molecular Magnetism

S3 Istituto Nanoscienze, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via G. Campi 213/A, I-41125 Modena, Italy
Academic Editor: Floriana Tuna
Received: 30 July 2016 / Revised: 29 August 2016 / Accepted: 1 September 2016 / Published: 8 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecules in Quantum Information)
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The present paper discusses the use of two information-theoretical quantities—namely, the classical and quantum Fisher information—in the context of molecular magnetism. These functions quantify the suitability of a given observable to the estimation of a physical parameter and provide the highest precision allowed by quantum mechanics in such an estimation process. The quantum Fisher information also quantifies the degree of macroscopicity of a quantum state. As illustrative examples of such applications, we compute the classical and quantum Fisher information of the Fe 4 molecular nanomagnet, used as a probe of an applied magnetic field or as a platform for generating Schrödinger cat states. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecular nanomagnets; quantum information; parameter estimation; Fisher information molecular nanomagnets; quantum information; parameter estimation; Fisher information

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Troiani, F. On the Use of Classical and Quantum Fisher Information in Molecular Magnetism. Magnetochemistry 2016, 2, 33.

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