BLUFIn the race to build a practical quantum computer, UNSW has built a quantum processor in silicon to simulate an organic molecule.
This article by Lachlan Gilbert, writing for UNSW Newsroom, makes the following points:
- UNSW physicists have engineered a quantum processor at the atomic scale to simulate the behaviour of a small organic molecule.
- The achievement—occurring two years ahead of schedule—has solved a challenge set some 60 years ago by theoretical physicist Richard Feynman.
- In a paper just published in the journal Nature, the researchers described how they were able to mimic the structure and energy states of the organic compound polyacetylene.
- They did this by repeating chain of carbon and hydrogen atoms, distinguished by alternating single and double bonds of carbon.
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