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Title: Quantum Simulator Illustration
Description: The NIST quantum simulator permits study of quantum systems that are difficult to study in the laboratory and impossible to model with a supercomputer. The heart of the simulator is a two-dimensional crystal of beryllium ions (blue spheres in the graphic); the outermost electron of each ion is a quantum bit (qubit, red arrows). The ions are confined by a large magnetic field in a device called a Penning trap (not shown). Inside the trap the crystal rotates clockwise.

*PML

See also http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/qubits-042512.cfm.
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Type: Graphic/illustration
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Credit: Britton/NIST
AV Number: 12PML012
Date Created: 2012
Date Entered: 4/25/2012

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