The Ions

  • Vera M. SchäferEmail author
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The typical choice of ion for trapped ion quantum computing are earth-alkalis, volatile metals or lanthanides with a full s-orbital. Thus, after single ionization, one loosely bound electron remains in the outermost shell in a hydrogen-like configuration. Further criteria are fundamental limits for errors and technical constraints. When using several species in one trap the compatibility of the species is also relevant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clarendon Laboratory, Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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