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    16 May 2024

    Method Milestone for Quantum Physics: Rapid Test for Topological 2D Materials

    Topological quantum materials are hailed as a cornerstone of future technological advancements. Yet, validating their exceptional qualities has always been a lengthy business. However, researchers at the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have now developed an experimental technique that systematically identifies two-dimensional topological materials through a rapid test.

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    07 Mar 2024

    Cold Chips and Quantum Mysteries: Preview the Kitty Q Escape Room at SPIN2030

    Dive into the world of quantum physics with Kitty Q, the cute, half-dead cat who adores cold chips and quantum puzzles. This freaky feline is the main character and namesake of the first quantum physics-themed escape room in Germany for youngsters, currently being set up at the Dresden Museum of Science and Technology in partnership with the Dresden-Würzburg Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at the SPIN2030 Science Festival in Dresden on March 8 and 9, 2024, and be among the first to try out the cold chips puzzle table from the quantum kitchen.

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    01 Mar 2024

    Umbrella for Atoms: The First Protective Layer for 2D Quantum Materials

    In a groundbreaking development, researchers at the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have engineered a protective film that shields quantum semiconductor layers just one atom thick from environmental influences without compromising their revolutionary quantum properties. This puts the application of these delicate atomic layers in ultrathin electronic components within realistic reach. The findings have just been published in Nature Communications.

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    08 Feb 2024

    A superconducting sandwich offers hope for Majorana qubits

    Dresden physicists discover the source of unique surface superconductivity, published in the journal Nature.

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    18 Jan 2024
    11:00 am

    Extremely Robust & Ultra-Sensitive: Topological Quantum Device Produced

    A significant breakthrough has been achieved by quantum physicists from Dresden and Würzburg. They’ve created a semiconductor device where exceptional robustness and sensitivity are ensured by a quantum phenomenon. This topological skin effect shields the functionality of the device from external perturbations, allowing for measurements of unprecedented precision. Published in Nature Physics.

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    23 Nov 2023
    12:00 pm

    €2.7 million for Superconducting “Miracle”. ERC grant for Dresden quantum physicist Hassinger

    Elena Hassinger, a renowned low-temperature physicist, has been awarded €2.7 million in funding by the European Research Council. This ERC Consolidator Grant will support her pioneering work on unconventional superconductors, which could lead to a breakthrough in topological quantum computing.

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