SmallTalks [about Nanoscience] Levitating superconducting microspheres for macroscopic quantum experiments on a chip

​​​Welcome to a seminar in the series SmallTalks [about Nanoscience] arranged by the Excellence Initiative Nano​. Martí Gutierrez Latorre, doctoral student at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience will talk about superconductors, microparticles, quantum technology.


The seminar will be held both live and on Zoom 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/63018620593

Abstract:Superconducting levitation is a fascinating phenomenon. Objects levitated in this way become extremely isolated from the environment, they have no internal mechanical losses, they can be manipulated by magnetic fields, and can be coupled to superconducting
quantum circuits. These advantages can be employed to generate quantum states with large, and massive objects, such as the proverbial SchrÅNodinger cat. Indeed, levitated superconductors have been proposed as a promising platform for macroscopic quantum
experiments.
Furthermore, due to their extreme isolation, a levitated superconducting microparticle is extremely sensitive to external perturbations. This means that they could be used as very precise force and acceleration sensors. 
In this presentation, we show the first steps towards realizing such experiments. I will introduce the working principle of superconducting levitation, show proof of concept of superconducting levitation on a chip, the progress so far, the challenges, and the outlook
for this experiment.


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Category Seminar
Location: Kollektorn MC2, and on Zoom
Starts: 30 May, 2022, 15:00
Ends: 30 May, 2022, 16:00

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