Particles called anyons that do not fit into usual categories of fermions and bosons may lead to high-performance quantum computers. It was found that the concept of anyons is useful in understanding certain aspects of the fractional quantum Hall effect, which describes the modifications that take place in electronics at low temperatures in strong magnetic fields. An 'anyonic' circuit would operate in ways that are impossible for conventional electronic circuits. Indeed, conventional designs for anyonic quantum computers are already on drawing board.
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