X-Message-Number: 15084
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 11:53:53 +0100
From: Henri Kluytmans <>
Subject: quantum dot computer <> quantum computer

Joseph Kehoe wrote :

>quantum computers nearer. If we can get these working 
>then a lot of speed and space problems will simply disappear!!
>University of Nebraska contend that their architecture for quantum-dot

Please don't call this a quantum computer. This creates 
misconceptions. A real quantum computer is a computer 
which operates using quantum logic (superpositions of 

A computer based upon a quantum dot architecture is not 
a quantum computer, only the functioning of its elementary 
components (quantum dots) is based upon quantum mechanics. 
But also the functioning of the elementary components of 
conventional electronic computers (transistors) is based 
upon quantum mechanics.


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