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Nanoscale solid-state spin systems in emerging quantum technologies

Nanoscale solid-state spin systems in emerging quantum technologies

Objective

This network brings together world-leading experts in nano-science and technology from 6 European countries in order to achieve breakthroughs in understanding and successful utilization of nanoscale solid-state spin systems in emerging quantum technologies. The proposed innovative science in the supra-disciplinary field of physics and applications of spin nano-systems will underpin breakthrough developments in quantum computing, quantum communications and networks, and nano-imaging. Important innovative step consolidating the joint effort of the whole consortium is the focus on crystalline solids where magnetic interactions of electron spins with lattice nuclei are negligible and well-controlled. We will develop electrically-controlled spin-quantum-bits (qubits) in Si-Ge quantum dots and nanowires; will optically manipulate spin impurities in diamond in applications for quantum computing and networks and in nano-magnetometry; will achieve new understanding of quantum phenomena due to the spin-valley coupling in atomically thin 2D semiconductors, an emerging class of materials with a promise for quantum technologies. Research training to 15 early stage researchers will be delivered by 14 academic and 7 industrial groups. Network-wide training course in transferable skills will be specially developed and delivered by the Think Ahead (Sheffield), an award winning initiative at the University of Sheffield (award by the Times Higher Education, 2014). Current proposal is designed to advance this multi-disciplinary research field significantly beyond the state-of-the-art, and train a new cohort of researchers capable of developing spin-based solid-state quantum technologies towards real-life applications in the next 5 to 10 years.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2tn Sheffield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

Participants (10)

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THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

HELIA PHOTONICS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

ATTOCUBE SYSTEMS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 290 081,88

Partners (6)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

ELEMENT SIX LIMITED

Janssen Precision Engineering B.V.

LEIDEN CRYOGENICS BV

hq graphene

URENCO Nederland B.V.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676108

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 965 414,04

  • EU contribution

    € 3 965 414,04

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom