Special Issue "Molecules in Quantum Information"
A special issue of Magnetochemistry (ISSN 2312-7481).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2017).
Dr. Floriana Tuna
School of Chemistry and Photon Science Institute, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Interests: molecular magnetism; electron paramagnetic resonance; single molecule magnets; molecular spin qubits; magnetic anisotropy; transition metal coordination chemistry; actinide chemistry; lanthanides; bistable materials; spin crossover
In recent years there have been great advances in the quantum information field. Experimental realization of a quantum computer or simulator that would give a massively increased computation power proves however to be very challenging. The aim of this collection is to capture the latest advances in molecular spin systems proposed for quantum information processing (QIP).
The key concept in QIP is that a quantum bit (qubit) may be not just 0 or 1, as in ordinary computer bits, but an arbitrary superposition of 0 and 1. Any two-level system is a qubit candidate assuming it can be put in a superposition state. The contribution of each of the two levels to the superposition state has a cyclic dependence on the microwave radiation pulse length used to generate the superposition state. The observation of such Rabi oscillations in a given system is a proof-of-principle for its ability to execute quantum computation. A major challenge is bringing together sufficient interacting qubits to carry out the necessary algorithms, while retaining their identity.
This Special Issue aims to publish a collection of forefront research articles that will expose the latest achievements in the study, theory and development of molecular spin systems that impact the quantum information and spintronics fields. We are particularly interested in, and invite colleagues to submit, original research articles that will fit in one of the topics listed below.
Dr. Floriana Tuna
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- Chemical approaches to molecular spin qubits
- Qubit assemblies and interactions
- Quantum entanglement and coherence
- Electron spin systems as qubits
- Molecular nanomagnets for quantum information
- Functional single-molecule magnets
- Molecular quantum spintronics
- Measurement of quantum coherence and Rabi oscillations
- Quantum logic gates and computational schemes
- Device design, performance and reliability