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Magnetochemistry 2016, 2(4), 40;

The Rise of Single-Ion Magnets as Spin Qubits

Frontier Institute of Science and Technology (FIST), State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior of Materials and MOE Key Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710054, China
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Academic Editor: Floriana Tuna
Received: 31 August 2016 / Revised: 8 October 2016 / Accepted: 25 October 2016 / Published: 16 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecules in Quantum Information)
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Recent studies revealed that magnetic molecules with single spin centers showed exciting phenomena related to quantum information processing, such as long quantum coherence times and Rabi oscillations. In this review, we go over these phenomena according to the essential metal ions, from which we can see the development of single-ion magnets as spin qubits is booming, especially quantum coherence times have been significantly enhanced from nanoseconds to hundreds of microseconds in a short period. Hence, the correlations between the molecular structures and quantum coherence are becoming clearer. In this regard, some chemical approaches to designing better spin qubits have been discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: single-ion magnet; spin qubit; quantum coherence; quantum information processing single-ion magnet; spin qubit; quantum coherence; quantum information processing

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Ding, Y.-S.; Deng, Y.-F.; Zheng, Y.-Z. The Rise of Single-Ion Magnets as Spin Qubits. Magnetochemistry 2016, 2, 40.

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