Quantum circuits for spin and flavor degrees of freedom of quarks forming nucleons

F.L. Semião, Mauro Paternostro

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We discuss the quantum-circuit realization of the state of a nucleon in the scope of simple simmetry groups. Explicit algorithms are presented for the preparation of the state of a neutron or a proton as resulting from the composition of their quark constituents. We estimate the computational resources required for such a simulation and design a photonic network for its implementation. Moreover, we highlight that current work on three-body interactions in lattices of interacting qubits, combined with the measurement-based paradigm for quantum information processing, may also be suitable for the implementation of these nucleonic spin states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalQuantum Information Processing
Issue number1
Early online date18 Feb 2011
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Signal Processing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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