ENTangled spin pairs in graphene (ENTS)

Project Summary

Graphene offers truly unique opportunities for spintronics and for quantum information processing. The two major sources of spin decoherence caused by spin-orbit interaction in combination with electron-phonon coupling and hyperfine interaction with the surrounding nuclei are known to be weak. With the generation of spatially separated entangled pairs of spins in hybrid systems between superconductors and graphene, lots of original possibilities can be envisioned. A successful demonstration of this task would be an experimental breakthrough facilitating a multitude of quantum information experiments to be performed

Participating Researchers:

Professor Pertti Hakonen   (Project Leader)
Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland

Dr. Jaan Aarik   (Principal Investigator)
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Professor Carlo Beenakker   (Principal Investigator)
Instituut-Lorenz for Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Nanophysics Group, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

Professor L.W. Molenkamp   (Principal Investigator)
II-VI MBE Unit Physikalisches Institut, Lehrstuhl für Experimentelle Physik III, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Professor Alberto Morpurgo   (Principal Investigator)
Faculty of Sciences, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Professor Christian Schoenenberger   (Principal Investigator)
Swiss Nanoscience Institute, Nanoelectronics Group at the Department of Physics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Professor Bjorn Trauzettel   (Principal Investigator)
Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Arbeitsgruppe Mesoskopische Physik, Würzburg University, Wurzburg, Germany