Quantum Electronics

The Quantum Electronics section works on electrical quantum-based metrology, contributing to measurement science, providing SI traceability and developing “best practice”, test and validation methods as well as supporting benchmarking and standardisation activities.  

It encompasses future developments in the fields of quantum metrology and sensing and quantum computing, considering needs from stakeholders in science and technology, industry, economy, and society. Both the development of quantum metrology systems and products for applications in metrology, and the implementation of such systems for advancing topical developments in emerging quantum technologies are addressed. 

Concrete examples for devices, systems and methods are:

  • Quantum electrical standards based and the quantum Hall, the Josephson, and the single-electron-transport effects (e.g., advanced quantum resistance and impedance standards based on novel materials, or advanced voltage standards for various applications)
  • Novel quantum-based or quantum-enhanced sensors (e.g., nano-SQUIDS, or quantitative scanning magnetic microscopy based on atomic sensSuperconducting and spin qubits, quantum limited amplification schemes, or rf-based measurement methods and systems for future quantum computers 
  • Superconducting and spin qubits, quantum limited amplification schemes, or rf-based measurement methods and systems for future quantum computers

 

Projects related to Quantum Electronics

Case Studies

Expanding European capability in small-scale magnetic field measurements

Technology based on the ‘Hall effect’, which determines magnetic field strength by measuring the voltages induced by electric current, accounted for more than 50% of the €1.7 billion global market for magnetic sensors in 2019. Magnetic measurements are important to ensure the correct placement of batteries or device performance in a range of modern...

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Nano-material properties

Introducing innovative products such as novel optoelectronics based on quantum dots, nanowires and nanorods or wear resistant coating using new nanostructures relies on having confidence in how these materials behave at the nano-scale. Understanding the strength of materials at the nano-scale as opposed to in bulk is essential. Atomic interactions...

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