A scenic route towards fault-tolerant qubits


Diamond is known for being a material that is hard to handle, but once you achieve control at the atomic level, you open up very exciting and diverse opportunities. Using a defect in the diamond lattice, Mohamed Abobeih and his colleagues have made a big step forward in magnetic imaging of individual atoms (and of molecules in the future). The achievement led Abobeih to win the Kavli Delft Publication Prize 2020, and the team is now using the same lattice defect to work on the creation of a fault-tolerant qubit – a building block for a future quantum computer and the quantum internet. Read more