PhD position: Silicon-germanium materials for quantum computing

PhD Position at the group of Giordano Scappucci: "Silicon-germanium materials for quantum computing."

Quantum computation is the man on the moon goal of the current second quantum revolution. In Quantum 2.0, quantum matter is engineered to develop disruptive technologies beyond the reach of classical understanding.

How will we get there?
Join us in our mission to turn everyday silicon into the quantum computing wonder material! Silicon is an attractive materials to host qubits due to the possibility of long spin coherence times and compatibility with current industrial processes to manufacture transistors. To make this dream come through, QuTech has partnered with Intel®  towards high volume manufacturing of industrial Si qubits. Within ScappucciLab at QuTech we use our expertise and creativity to tackle key material challenges relevant for qubit operation. The overarching aim of this PhD is to understand and engineer valley splitting in Si qubits. This is crucial for obtaining well isolated qubits for high-fidelity operations at higher temperatures. Specifically you will design Si quantum wells, fabricate devices and measure their electrical properties at low temperature and high magnetic field.

A master's degree is required to enrol in a PhD program at TU Delft and to apply for these positions. Candidates with interest/experience in experimental techniques such as crystal growth, micro/nanofabrication, or cryogenic measurements are strongly encouraged to apply or enquire ( Applications should contain a single .zip file ( with the following documents (all as PDFs): CV (3 page max), motivation letter (1 page), a list of potential referees.

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