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Nanomechanical resonators

Spinning oscillators

Coupled nanomechanical oscillators can show similar dynamics to two-level systems, and may eventually be used as quantum bits.

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Figure 1: Coupled nanomechanical oscillators and the dynamics of spin.


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Hammerer, K. Spinning oscillators. Nature Phys 9, 462–463 (2013).

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