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spin state

[′spin ‚stāt]
(quantum mechanics)
Condition of a particle in which its total spin, and the component of its spin along some specified axis, have definite values; more precisely, the particle's wave function is an eigenfunction of the operators corresponding to these quantities.
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The information would be written using lasers when the atom is in the spin state and then would be stored for hours by locking the spin of the atom with a pair of magnetic fields, one of which is fixed and the other oscillating.
Physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, part of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have claimed that they sent quantum data concerning the spin state of an electron to another electron about 10 feet away, CNET reported.
The longest paper in this collection shows how the intermediate spin state in iron(III) porphyrin complexes can be increased in six coordinate mixed systems and in the cytochrome c' model where only one imidazole molecule coordinates to the iron(III) ion.
16) The overall spin state of the radical pair determines their further involvement in the process.
Magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy (MCD) is a very useful method for evaluation of the coordination structure of heme iron complexes including the determination of the oxidation state, spin state and axial ligand identification in heme proteins with a structurally uncharacterized heme center.
Because the spin state of the electron is stored magnetically, MRAM does not require a constant charge of electricity to maintain the polarity of each rail.
Once they pass through the filters, the atoms keep their spin state indefinitely, so the memory doesn't need any power to maintain it.
Angel Rubio, Head of the Nano-Bio Spectroscopy group at the University of the Basque Country (Spain), aim at establishing how an electrical current can be utilized in order to write and read information in a spin state of an atom or a molecule.
The above potential has minimum of |B| and one spin state is trapped and the other expelled.
This allows the team to transfer the information about the pair's spin state - the qubit.
In this way, scientists achieved a 25-fold increase in the lifetime of the quantum spin state at room temperature.