QuSCo on air

Regular students‘ led webinar.

QuSCo on air allows all the members of the consortium to take part to network’s wide seminars, which are planned on regular basis. The seminars aims at consolidating the scientific exchange between the partners while serving also as outreach channel. The webinars are, in fact, recorded and published on our youtube channel. This page will also be updated after each new installment has been made public.

 

The webinar are organised and moderated by the ESRs

Molecular charge transitions and on-surface reactions by atomic manipulation

Dr. Leo Gross from IBM, will present his work on „Molecular charge transitions and on-surface reactions by atomic manipulation“

Abstract:

Elusive molecules can be created using atomic manipulation. High-resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) with functionalized tips provides insights into the structure, geometry, aromaticity, charge states and bond-order relations of the molecules created and into the reactions performed [1]. Recently we generated the molecular carbon allotrope cyclo[18]carbon and resolved its long debated structure [2] (see Figure).

On insulating substrates, we can control the charge state of molecules by deliberately attaching and detaching single electrons with the tip. We measured the reorganization energy of a molecule [3] and resolved the changes within molecular geometry, adsorption and aromaticity related to its oxidation state [4].

Figure: Cyclo[18]carbon created by atom manipulation on bilayer NaCl on Cu(111). Bottom row: Constant-height AFM measurements with a CO functionalized tip. Reproduced from ref. [2].

References

[1]        L. Gross et al. Angew. Chem Int. Ed 57, 3888 (2018)

[2]        K. Kaiser et al. Science 365, 1299 (2019)

[3]        S. Fatayer et al. Nature Nanotechnol. 13, 376 (2018)

[4]        S. Fatayer et al. Science 365, 142 (2019)

Upon request of the speaker, the webinar is only available to the members of the consortium

Three-dimensional localization spectroscopy of individual nuclear spins in diamond

Dr Jonathan Zopes, from Prof Degen group (ETH Zurich) , will present the talk ““Three-dimensional localization spectroscopy of individual nuclear spins in diamond”.

In the first part of the talk a protocol to detect time-dependent magnetic field waveforms using a single NV center will be discussed [1]. This spin-echos based method enables to achieve a time-resolution of  ∼ 20 ns and a sensitivity of ∼ 4 μT/.

In the second part of the talk a method to precisely localize in space the 13C nuclear spin surrounding and interacting with an NV center will be discussed. The idea and the methods of the experiments will be explained in order to achieve a better understanding of the results.

A particular attention will be kept on the experimental methods and on the pulses sequences used during the experiments.

[1] Reconstruction-Free Quantum Sensing of Arbitrary Waveforms, J. Zopes and C.L. Degen, Phys. Rev. Applied 12, 054028

[2] Three-dimensional localization spectroscopy of individual nuclear spins with sub-angstrom resolution, Zopes, J. et al. Nat. Commun. 9, 4678 (2018).18.

[3] Three-dimensional nuclear spin positioning using coherent radio-frequency control, Zopes, J., Herb, K., Cujia, K. S. & Degen, C. L. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 170801 (2018)

Upon request of the speaker, the webinar is only available to the members of the consortium

QuSCo Idea Factory special – Preparing your first successful project application for a European call

In this special session of our QuSCo on air webinar we are joined by Prof. Tommaso Calarco (FZJ), chair of the Quantum Community Network, who has several years of coordinating successful projects such as AQUTE, SIQS and RySQ. The topic is „Preparing your first successful project application for a European call“

We encourage to visit the website: qt.eu   and to take part to the consultation at this page https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/HorizonEurope_Codesign_2021-2024

Quantum Zeno Dynamics (or how to fight a weeping angel)

what does Quantum Zeno Dynamics have to do with the Doctor Who’s weeping angel?

Come and find out in our third QuSCo on air installment, led by Sabrina Patsch (UNIKASSEL)

The slides connected to this presentation can be found here

Suggested readings:

1] A. Signoles, A. Facon, D. Grosso, I. Dotsenko, S. Haroche, J.-M. Raimond, M. Brune, and S. Gleyzes, Confined quantum Zeno dynamics of a watched atomic arrow, Nat. Phys. 10, 715 (2014).
[2] F. Schäfer, I. Herrera, S. Cherukattil, C. Lovecchio, F. S. Cataliotti, F. Caruso, and A. Smerzi, Experimental realization of quantum zeno dynamics, Nat. Commun. 5, 1 (2014).
[3] P. Facchi and S. Pascazio, Quantum Zeno dynamics: mathematical and physical aspects, J. Phys. A 41, 493001 (2008).
[4] S. Patsch, S. Maniscalco, C. P. Koch, Quantum simulation of non-Markovianity using the quantum Zeno effect, arXiv:1906.11492

Cooperative Pulses for Robust Quantum Optimal Control

Prof. Steffen Glaser of Munich Technical University presents an in-depth lecture about Cooperative pulses for roubust quantum optimal control

The slides connected to this presentation can be found here

Introductory lecture

In this first installment, Dr. Shai Machnes (University of Saarland) gives a general introduction on the topic of Quantum Optimal Control.

The slides connected to this presentation can be found here