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Mechanical qubits

  1. May 21, 2005 #1
    Anybody read the Scientific American article on them socalled mechanical qubits ?

    This idea is like this : suppose you have a rope of 10cm long, when you press is together at both ends it will bend towards the right and left side. Now, if you replace this rope by a nanotube of a few nanometers long and you press it together it will evolve in a superposition of bent to the left and bent to the right. This is discovered by Franco Nori from the U of Michigan. To compress the tubes one can do this mechanically or electrically. Is there anybody who can provide me with more info on this very interesting topic ?


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    marlon
     
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  3. May 23, 2005 #2
    nobody here reads scientific american ???

    marlon
     
  4. May 23, 2005 #3

    dlgoff

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    I searched and found the pdf version of the article. Just amazing.

    I couldn't find anything else about the mechanical devices.

    Thanks for the info.

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  5. May 23, 2005 #4

    LURCH

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    Could you link to it? Sounds pretty interestign.
     
  6. May 23, 2005 #5

    dlgoff

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    Look at "Brief Summary in Scientific American (April 2005)" at http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~nori/

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    Don
     
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