SuperMeQ in a nutshell

SuperMeQ will extend our knowledge of potential limits that prevent realizing quantum states. SuperMeQ will minimize decoherence by using a clever experimental idea: we will levitate a superconducting microsphere in vacuum. This experimental arrangement will minimize known sources of decoherence.

Key in SuperMeQ is that we will couple the center-of-mass motion of the mechanical resonators to the versatile toolbox of superconducting quantum circuit technology. This experimental architecture will allow us to exert quantum control over the mechanical resonators in the first place. SuperMeQ will thereby pursue a new approach: instead of the widely adopted capacitive coupling scheme, we will use inductive coupling. This enables us to leverage intrinsic advantages of inductive couplings, such as in-situ tunability and larger coupling strength. The latter we aim to realize in the second experimental platform within SuperMeQ: magnetic mechanical resonators.

News

Project kick-off meeting 10 and 11 November 2022

SuperMeQs kick-off meeting has taken place at UAB campus in Barcelona, hosted by Carles Navau Ros and Àlvar Sánchez Moreno from SuperMeQ’s UAB node. We had two days full of presentations, discussions and getting together. This was a great way to kick start the project!

SuperMeQ started 1 October 2022

We are excited to share that our Horizon Europe project SuperMeQ started 1 October 2022. It is a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria), the Walther Meissner Institute (Garching, Germany), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany).