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Issue 11, 2001

Quantum computing and nuclear magnetic resonance


Quantum information processing is the use of inherently quantum mechanical phenomena to perform information processing tasks that cannot be achieved using conventional classical information technologies. One famous example is quantum computing, which would permit calculations to be performed that are beyond the reach of any conceivable conventional computer. Initially it appeared that actually building a quantum computer would be extremely difficult, but in the last few years there has been an explosion of interest in the use of techniques adapted from conventional liquid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments to build small quantum computers. After a brief introduction to quantum computing I will review the current state of the art, describe some of the topics of current interest, and assess the long term contribution of NMR studies to the eventual implementation of practical quantum computers capable of solving real computational problems.

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Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B103231N
Citation: PhysChemComm, 2001,4, 49-56
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    Quantum computing and nuclear magnetic resonance

    J. A. Jones, PhysChemComm, 2001, 4, 49
    DOI: 10.1039/B103231N

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