Computing molecular excited states on a D-Wave quantum annealer

  title={Computing molecular excited states on a D-Wave quantum annealer},
  author={Alexander Teplukhin and Brian K. Kendrick and Susan M. Mniszewski and Yu Zhang and Ashutosh Kumar and Christian Francisco Andres Negre and Petr M. Anisimov and Sergei Tretiak and Pavel A. Dub},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
The possibility of using quantum computers for electronic structure calculations has opened up a promising avenue for computational chemistry. Towards this direction, numerous algorithmic advances have been made in the last five years. The potential of quantum annealers, which are the prototypes of adiabatic quantum computers, is yet to be fully explored. In this work, we demonstrate the use of a D-Wave quantum annealer for the calculation of excited electronic states of molecular systems… 

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