Modelling Conformational Flexibility in a Spectrally Addressable Molecular Multi-Qubit Model System

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  • External authors:
  • Ciaran Rogers
  • Deepak Asthana
  • Adam Brookfield
  • Alessandro Chiesa
  • Grigore Timco
  • Stefano Carretta


Dipolar coupled multi-spin systems have the potential to be used as molecular qubits. Herein we report the synthesis of a molecular multi-qubit model system with three individually addressable, weakly interacting, spin ½ centres of differing g-values. We use pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) techniques to characterise and separately address the individual electron spin qubits; Cu(II), Cr7Ni ring and a nitroxide, to determine the strength of the inter-qubit dipolar interaction. Orientation selective Relaxation-Induced Dipolar Modulation Enhancement (os-RIDME) detecting across the Cu(II) spectrum revealed a strongly correlated Cu(II)-Cr7Ni ring relationship; detecting on the nitroxide resonance measured both the nitroxide and Cu(II) or nitroxide and Cr7Ni ring correlations, with switchability of the interaction based on differing relaxation dynamics, indicating a handle for implementing EPR-based quantum information processing (QIP) algorithms.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie. International Edition
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Jul 2022