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Toward new era of quantum electrical measurements through phase slips

Project description

Robust quantum standard for the electric current based on superconducting nanowires

When cooled below their critical temperature, superconducting nanowires with extremely small radii display behaviour contrary to their nature. Portions of the nanowire exhibit energy fluctuations that instantaneously resist current. Known as quantum phase slips, this phenomenon could be used as the dynamic equivalent quantum standard for voltage, which today is realised by arrays of Josephson junctions. The EU-funded project QUANTUM E-LEAPS project will exploit this quantum phenomenon occurring in superconducting nanowires to develop a WAY TO REALIZE a robust and easy-to-use universal quantum standard for the electric current on a single chip.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 654 065

Participants (6)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 199 483,75
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 410 130
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 384 053,75
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena
Activity type
Research Organisations
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 561 635
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 414 040
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 125
Address
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments