Spin Qubits and Mesoscopic Scanning Measurements

Welcome to our website. Our young group is led by Prof. Hendrik Bluhm who joined the faculty of RWTH Aachen University in March 2011.


Alfried Krupp Prize for Hendrik Bluhm

Hendrik Bluhm is the recipient of the Alfried Krupp Prize for Young Universiy teachers 2011, which is awarded by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. Der Prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Euro of reasearch funds, which will benefit the establishment of our group. For further details see the press release of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation.

New Publication

New Bachelor projects are available. More information can be found under Open Positions.

Research areas

Semiconductor Spin Qubits

Two-electron spin qubit in a GaAs double quantum dot.

Semiconductor spin qubits are promising candidates for serving as a scalable hardware platform for quantum computing, which is expected to provide an exponential speedup for certain problems. Our group will study the physics governing these devices and push forward their technological development.

Scanning SQUID Microscopy

Artist's view of a scanning SQUID experiment

Scanning SQUID microscopy provides images of magnetic field profiles with micrometer resolution and extremely high sensitivity. It can also be used measure the magnetic response of mesoscopic samples. One goal of our group is to apply it to a range of condensed matter problems, with a focus on quantum coherent phenomena. We will also develop new types of magnetic field sensors to be used with this technique.