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Quantum computation

Spinning towards scalable circuits

Silicon devices form the backbone of modern computers. It turns out that they might also be a natural hardware platform for a new era of computing technology that uses the principles of quantum physics. See Letter p.541

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Figure 1: A spin qubit device.


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Bassett, L., Awschalom, D. Spinning towards scalable circuits. Nature 489, 505–507 (2012).

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