the fundamental unit of information in a quantum computer, capable of existing in two states, 0 or 1, simultaneously or at a different time.
The smallest unit of information in a quantum computer. Unlike bits in classical systems, which are in one of two possible states labelled 1 and 0, a quantum bit exists in a superposition of these two states, settling on one or the other only when a measurement of the state is made. Also called qubit.
- Quantum cell
electronics, computing (Or “quantum dot cell”) A structure comprising four quantum dots arranged in a square, with two diagonally opposed dots containing electron charges. One diagonal containing charges is arbitrarily defined as representing a value of ‘1’, the other as ‘0’. In a five-dot cell, the fifth, central dot contains no charge. See also: quantum […]
- Quantum bogodynamics
/kwon’tm boh”goh-di:-nam”iks/ A theory that characterises the universe in terms of bogon sources (such as politicians, used-car salesmen, TV evangelists, and suits in general), bogon sinks (such as taxpayers and computers), and bogosity potential fields. Bogon absorption causes human beings to behave mindlessly and machines to fail (and may also cause both to emit secondary […]
- Quantum cell wire
electronics, computing (Or “quantum wire”, “binary wire”) Quantum cells arranged in a line to carry signals. Adjacent cells with the same orientation are at a low energy state and a change of orientation at one end of a quantum wire propagates along the wire, transmitting a signal. However, unlike conventional wire, since only the orientation […]
- Quantum chaology
noun the application of chaos theory to events where classical and quantum physics meet; also called chaology , quantum chaos