Embracing the quantum limit in silicon computing

John J.L. Morton, Dane R. McCamey, Mark A. Eriksson, Stephen Aplin Lyon

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Abstract

Quantum computers hold the promise of massive performance enhancements across a range of applications, from cryptography and databases to revolutionary scientific simulation tools. Such computers would make use of the same quantum mechanical phenomena that pose limitations on the continued shrinking of conventional information processing devices. Many of the key requirements for quantum computing differ markedly from those of conventional computers. However, silicon, which plays a central part in conventional information processing, has many properties that make it a superb platform around which to build a quantum computer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalNature
Volume479
Issue number7373
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2011

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