Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Is Quantum Computing on the Horizon? Discussion of a Macroscopic Effect of Quantum Processes

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT
2004-2005

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM

Quantum tunneling of the magnetization in molecular nanomagnets

A lecture by Myriam Sarachik

C.C.N.Y. – C.U.N.Y

Molecular nanomagnets, sometimes referred to as single molecule magnets, have attracted a great deal of recent attention for interesting behavior that is borderline between the classical and quantum mechanical regimes, and because of their potential usefulness for high-density data storage and quantum computation. Quantum mechanical processes are observed in these materials on a macroscopic scale in the form of steps in the magnetization curves. Typical behavior of the class will be examined by considering Mn12-acetate, a particularly simple prototype.

Wednesday, April 13

12:15 PM - Furst 201

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