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A computer chip with four superconducting qubits.
This computer chip includes four superconducting qubits that comprise a quantum mechanical version of a computer microprocessor. Quantum computers are expected to be able to solve various problems that are far too difficult to be handled by conventional computers.
Journalists wishing to reproduce this image for news stories about related research should include the following image credit: Credit: Image Courtesy of Erik Lucero. (2011).