Quantum Computing with Molecular Qubits

Simulating quantum behaviors of chemicals will aid scientists in the study of enzymes and catalytic processes. In the classical computing environment we have today, “mathematical shortcuts” and statistics are being executed to provide science with data. Approximations and shortcuts only go so far. Quantum computing is expected to eliminate the fuzziness provided by classical computing calculations; in this study, through molecular qubits reducing decoherence.

Danna Freedman’s group at Northwestern University is investigating a series of vanadium complexes as qubits. Green, yellow, red, and gray spheres represent vanadium, sulfur, oxygen, and carbon atoms, respectively. Image cropped for clarity. (Source: © 2015 American Chemical Society)

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