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We discuss possibilities of utilizing superconductors with Cooper condensates in triplet pairing states (where the spin of condensate pairs is S=1) for practical realization of quantum computers. Superconductors with triplet pairing condensates have features that are unique and cannot be found in the usual (singlet pairing, S=0) superconductors. The symmetry of the order parameter in some triplet superconductors (e.g., ruthenates) corresponds to doubly-degenerate chiral states. These states can serve as qubit base states for quantum computing.


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, volume 13, issue 2, in 2003 following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at

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