Periodic Reporting for period 3 - SUPERNEMS (Superconducting Diamond Quantum Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
Reporting period: 2018-07-01 to 2019-12-31
We are attempting to detect quantum fluctuations in small devices. If this is achieved, these devices could be exploited as the backbone of a new quantum information processing architecture. This is important for very fast computation and protecting the codes of our banking system. The same device could also be used to accurately measure very low temperatures (<100mK).
Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far
We have developed state of the art superconducting nanocrystalline diamond with the highest transition temperature of any group worldwide. We have also explained how this material operates and proposed new device structures with it.
Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)
We expect to detect quantum fluctuations at relatively high temperatures (50mK). This has never been achieved with diamond nanostuctures and opens up many new devices.