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Screening of an electron spin by an epitaxial superconducting island in a semiconductor nanowire

Project description

Tales of a superconducting island in a (nanowire) stream

Quantum computing capable of exponentially more computations in a second than classical computing has the potential to change the world with impact on fields from communications and artificial intelligence to security and medicine. The strength of quantum computers rests in the exotic quantum properties of its qubits (quantum bits) that are used to manipulate information. Majorana fermions, also called Majorana modes, are at the top of the most wanted list to act as qubits, but the scientific community is not certain the elusive and exotic quasiparticles have ever been seen. The most likely sighting was in a semiconductor nanowire attached to a superconductor. The EU-funded SpinScreen project will conduct advanced experimental investigations of this system with expected insight reaching far beyond its potential in quantum computing.


Net EU contribution
€ 207 312,00
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00