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Development of quantum computing circuits based on semiconductor quantum dot spins.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Quantum information processing is a concept that seeks to exploit quantum effects in constructing computers more powerful than any classical digital computer. Ongoing research is focused on solid-state implementations, which would allow building quantum processor circuits similar to silicon digital integrated processors. Quantum dots are nanometer-sized semiconductor crystals with particularly promising properties for quantum information processing. The aim of this experimental project is to develop prototype semiconductor nanostructure devices that exploit the wavefunction of the electron and atomic nuclear spins in quantum computing protocols, as well as to study the underlying quantum many-body physics. Our research is carried out in a laboratory equipped with state of the art cryogenic systems, superconducting magnets, lasers, optical and electronic equipment. (For further information see http://ldsd.group.shef.ac.uk/research/spin/).

Funding Notes

UK and EU applicants who meet the UK residency requirements are eligible for EPSRC studentships.

If you submit your application after the 31 March 2019, you will be considered for any remaining funding, but please note all of our funding may be allocated in the first round.

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