With the funding from this Vici grant, Floris Zwanenburg will be hiring 3 PhD students and a postdoc. Together they will perform research on “Single-atom quantum coherence”.
The researchers will manufacture electronic circuits with a single atom at the heart of the circuit. These are ideal for investigating atomic properties, such as ionization energy and nuclear spin. The main goal is to gain an in-depth understanding of the quantum mechanical effects between an atom and its electrons. In the long term, these single-atom circuits can be used as building blocks for a quantum computer, which in turn can contribute to solving major social issues.