Macroscopic Quantum Coherence and Quantum Computing

  • Dmitri V. Averin
  • Berardo Ruggiero
  • Paolo Silvestrini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jonathan R. Friedman, Vijay Patel, W. Chen, S. K. Tolpygo, J. E. Lukens
    Pages 7-16
  3. Y. Nakamura, Yu. A. Pashkin, J. S. Tsai
    Pages 17-24
  4. Caspar H. van der Wal, A. C. J. ter Haar, F. K. Wilhelm, R. N. Schouten, C. J. P. M. Harmans, T. P. Orlando et al.
    Pages 25-34
  5. Fernando Sols, Sigmund Kohler
    Pages 41-50
  6. Nam Kim, Jinhee Kim, Jong Wan Park, Kyung-Hwa Yoo, Jeong-O Lee, Kicheon Kang et al.
    Pages 51-60
  7. V. Corato, E. Esposito, C. Granata, B. Ruggiero, M. Russo, P. Silvestrini
    Pages 61-71
  8. C. Cosmelli, P. Cappelletti, P. Carelli, M. G. Castellano, F. Chiarello, G. Diambrini Palazzi et al.
    Pages 73-82
  9. Francesco Tafuri, Franco Carillo, Filomena Lombardi, Fabio Miletto Granozio, Fabrizio Ricci, Umberto Scotti di Uccio et al.
    Pages 83-100
  10. J. B. Kycia, J. Chen, R. Therrien, Ç. Kurdak, K. L. Campman, A. C. Gossard et al.
    Pages 101-110
  11. A. Cottet, A. Steinbach, P. Joyez, D. Vion, H. Pothier, D. Esteve et al.
    Pages 111-125
  12. J. P. Pekola, J. J. Toppari, N. Kim, M. T. Savolainen, L. Taskinen, K. Hansen
    Pages 127-136
  13. K. Yu. Arutyunov, J. P. Pekola, A. B. Pavolotski, D. A. Presnov
    Pages 155-163
  14. M. T. Savolainen, J. J. Toppari, L. Taskinen, N. Kim, K. Hansen, J. P. Pekola
    Pages 165-172
  15. B. Buonomo, P. Carelli, M. G. Castellano, F. Chiarello, C. Cosmelli, R. Leoni et al.
    Pages 173-181

About this book


This volume is an outgrowth of the Second International Workshop on Macroscopic Quantum Coherence and Computing held in Napoli, Italy, in June 2000. This workshop gathered a number of experts from the major Universities and Research Institutions of several countries. The choice of the location, which recognizes the role and the traditions of Naples in this field, guaranteed the participants a stimulating atmosphere. The aim of the workshop has been to report on the recent theoretical and experimental results on the macroscopic quantum coherence of macroscopic systems. Particular attention was devoted to Josephson devices. The correlation with other atomic and molecular systems, exhibiting a macroscopic quantum behaviour, was also discussed. The seminars provided both historical overview and recent theoretical ground on the topic, as well as information on new experimental results relative to the quantum computing area. The first workshop on this topic, held in Napoli in 1998, has been ennobled by important reports on observations of Macroscopic Quantum Coherence in mesoscopic systems. The current workshop proposed, among many stimulating results, the first observations of Macroscopic Quantum Coherence between macroscopically distinct fluxoid states in rf SQUIDs, 20 years after the Leggett's proposal to experimentally test the quantum behavior of macroscopic systems. Reports on observations of quantum behaviour in molecular and magnetic systems, small Josephson devices, quantum dots have also been particularly stimulating in view of the realization of several possible q-bits.


Potential quantum computer quantum computing quantum dot quantum gate quantum information qubit

Editors and affiliations

  • Dmitri V. Averin
    • 1
  • Berardo Ruggiero
    • 2
  • Paolo Silvestrini
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Instituto di CiberneticaNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5459-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1245-5
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