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Title: Quantum Physics; Quantum Computing; Planar Ion Trap; Magnesium Ions
Description: False-color images of 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 magnesium ions loaded into NIST's new planar ion trap. Red indicates areas of highest fluorescence, or the centers of the ions. As more ions are loaded in the trap, they squeeze closer together, until the 12-ion string falls into a zig-zag formation.

PHY, quantum computer, encryption, qubits, quantum bits, microfabrication

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Topics/Categories: Computers/Info. Tech--Quantum Computing
Quantum Physics--Quantum Computing
Type: Graphic/scientific data
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Credit Line as it should
appear in print:
Signe Seidelin and John Chiaverini/NIST
AV Number: 06PHY020
Date Created: July 6, 2006
Date Entered: 7/6/2006

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