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Title: Quantum Computing; Ion Trapping
Description: NIST physicists used this apparatus to coax two beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms) into swapping the smallest measurable units of energy back and forth, a technique that may simplify information processing in a quantum computer. The ions are trapped about 40 micrometers apart above the square gold chip in the center. The chip is surrounded by a copper enclosure and gold wire mesh to prevent buildup of static charge.

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Subjects (names):
Topics/Categories: Quantum Physics--Quantum Computing
Type: Photo/Color
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Credit Line as it should
appear in print:
Credit: Y. Colombe/NIST
AV Number: 11PML011
Date Created: 2011
Date Entered: 2/23/2011

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