quantum cell

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quantum cell definition

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(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 cell wire, quantum-dot cellular automata.
(http://mitre.org/research/nanotech/quantum_dot_cell.html).
["Quantum Dot Heterostructures", D. Bimberg, et al, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Dec 1998].
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(2001-07-17)
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