California: For the first time in human history, a simulation has been made on a quantum computer, and this development has highlighted the importance of a completely different kind of quantum computer.
The experiment, performed by Google experts, mimics the occurrence of a simple chemical reaction and demonstrates the practical aspects of quantum computers.
This is because the principles of quantum mechanics apply at the nuclear and molecular levels. That is why quantum computers can play a very important role in describing and understanding them. We know that traditional computers work using bits or bytes, while quantum computers use quantum bits or cubes to calculate or collect information. However, quantum computers may have difficulty performing the much-needed accuracy for the simulation of large atoms and complex molecules.
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Now a team of scientists at Google has created the most accurate quantum replica of a chemical process on a quantum computer there called Psychomore. In 2019, the same computer solved a mathematical problem that was beyond the reach of ordinary computers at any given time. It was only after that that Psychomore became famous all over the world.
This time, the quantum computer has mimicked the diazine molecule, which contains two atoms of hydrogen and two atoms of nitrogen. In it, hydrogen atoms are close to nitrogen atoms and bind in different ways. It should be noted that scientists had already copied it from traditional computers and now it has been confirmed by quantum computers.
Ryan Babush from Google said that molecular interaction is very simple and not necessarily done by quantum computers. We just want to show that computers are capable of that, which is a big step in quantum computing.
“The process of chemistry that we have done on quantum computers has been done on a fundamentally different scale. Otherwise you can do it with your own hands with a piece of paper and a pencil. But we needed a computer to demonstrate this.
Ryan says that’s why it’s easier to build algorithms for more complex interactions. Larger molecules will require more cubes, and estimates will need to be adjusted slightly, and new quantum molecules will soon be possible.