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Magnetomechanical Platforms for Quantum Experiments and Quantum Enabled Sensing Technologies

Objective

This project seeks to establish a radically new technology platform for experiments in macroscopic quantum physics and for
quantum enabled sensing. We exploit magnetic coupling between superconducting quantum circuits and superconducting
mechanical resonators – both levitated and suspended – to enter a hitherto inaccessible parameter regime of both
unprecedented force sensitivity and full quantum control of massive, macroscopic objects. Our approach combines, in a new
way, techniques from different research areas (magnetic levitation, superconducting circuits, atom-chip technology, cavity
optomechanics and quantum optics) and is set up as a joint collaborative effort between expert European teams from
academia and industry. Our technology will enable quantum experiments of otherwise unachievable coherence times and
masses, which has immediate implications for testing fundamental physical questions, for performing hybrid quantum
information processing and, on the applied side, for ultrasensitive force sensing applications.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics/quantum optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/cavity optomechanics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 001 300,34

Participants (3)

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 859 506,25
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 750
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 559 812,50
Address
Alfons-goppel-strasse 11
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations