ERC

European Research Council funded project

SQH

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Superconducting quantum heat engines and refrigerators
Coordinator: 
Jukka Pekola
Running time: 
2017-10-01 - 2022-09-30

The aim of the proposed work is to realize experimentally the first genuinely quantum mechanical refrigerator/heat engine in the solid state, and test whether one can boost its performance by information/feedback, optimized control, and merely by exploiting the quantum coherences vs the classical dynamics. To achieve this goal, we will investigate experimentally and theoretically the thermodynamics of open quantum systems.

QUENTRHEL

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Quantum-coherent drive of energy transfer along helical strcuctures by polarised light
Coordinator: 
Elisabetta Collini
Running time: 
2012-03-01 - 2018-02-28

Electronic energy transfer (EET) is a ubiquitous photophysical process that plays a crucial role in the light-harvesting capabilities of natural antenna complexes, and could also hold important implications in artificial systems. Emerging experimental breakthroughs indicate that the dynamics of light harvesting is not fully described by a classical random-walk picture, but also quantum coherent transfer takes place.

GEDENTQOPT

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Generation and detection of multipartite entanglement in quantum optical systems
Coordinator: 
Geza Toth
Running time: 
2011-03-01 - 2017-02-28

During the last decade, quantum entanglement has been intensively studied within quantum information science and has also appeared as a natural goal of recent quantum experiments. Because of that the theoretical background of detecting entanglement has been rapidly developing. However, most of this development concentrated on bipartite or few-party entanglement, while today's experiments typically involve many particles.

GQCOP

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Genuine quantumness in cooperative phenomena
Coordinator: 
Prof. Gerardo Adesso
Running time: 
2015-05-01 - 2020-04-30

The proposed research programme addresses issues of fundamental and technological importance in quantum information science and its interplay with complexity. The main aim of this project is to provide a new paradigmatic foundation for the characterisation of quantumness in cooperative phenomena and to develop novel platforms for its practical utilisation in quantum technology applications. To reach its main goal, this programme will target five specific objectives: O1.

CAVITYQPD

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Cavity quantum phonon dynamics
Coordinator: 
Mika Sillanpää
Running time: 
2015-01-01 - 2019-12-31
Large bodies usually follow the classical equations of motion. Deviations from this can be called
macroscopic quantum behavior. These phenomena have been experimentally verified with cavity Quantum Electro Dynamics (QED), trapped ions, and superconducting Josephson junction systems. Recently, evidence was obtained that also moving objects can display such behavior. These objects are micromechanical resonators (MR), which can measure tens of microns in size and are hence quite macroscopic. The degree of freedom is their vibrations: phonons.
 

QUESS

Full Name: 
Quantum Environment Engineering for Steered Systems
Coordinator: 
Mikko Möttönen
Running time: 
2017-01-01 - 2021-12-31

The superconducting quantum computer has very recently reached the theoretical thresholds for fault-tolerant universal quantum computing and a quantum annealer based on superconducting quantum bits, qubits, is already commercially available. However, several fundamental questions on the way to efficient large-scale quantum computing have to be answered: qubit initialization, extreme gate accuracy, and quantum-level power consumption.

SINGLEOUT

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Single-Photon Microwave Devices: era of quantum optics outside cavities
Coordinator: 
Mikko Möttönen
Running time: 
2012-01-01 - 2016-12-31

The past couple of years have witnessed the rise of on-chip quantum optics. This has been enabled by the fabrication of high-finesse superconducting resonators made out of coplanar waveguides, and by the coupling of these resonators to superconducting quantum bits, qubits. This so-called circuit quantum electrodynamics (cQED) has proven superior compared with the standard cavity QED with photons coupled to atoms in three-dimensional space.

QuDeT

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Quantum devices in topological matter: carbon nanotubes, graphene, and novel superfluids
Coordinator: 
Pertti Hakonen
Running time: 
2016-01-01 - 2020-12-31

The project addresses quantum devices in hybrid systems formed using carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 3He superfluid, all with particular topological characteristics. Topological properties of these non-trivial materials can be drastically modified by introducing defects or interfaces into them, like single layer graphene into superfluid helium, boron nitride between graphene sheets, carbon nanotubes in 3He superfluid, or misfit dislocation layers into HOPG graphite.

NEMSQED

Full Name: 
Electromechanical quantum coherent systems
Coordinator: 
Mika Sillanpää
Running time: 
2010-01-01 - 2014-12-31

NEMSQED is a research effort where superconducting and nanomechanical systems ares studied near the quantum limit.  The aim is to forge a hybrid macroscopic quantum system of superconducting qubits, electrical resonators and nanomechanical resonators, with highly beneficial potential applications in quantum information processing and quantum communication.

The project is an individual European Research Council (ERC) grant allocated to Dr. Mika Sillanpää, currently working as a Professor at the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University.

HEATTRONICS

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Mesoscopic heattronics: thermal and nonequilibrium effects and fluctuations in nanoelectronics
Coordinator: 
Tero Heikkilä
Running time: 
2010-01-01 - 2015-12-31
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