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QuantERA/ Researchers from the Institute of Physics PAS will help in the work on quantum computers

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Four research groups of the Institute of Physics PAS will participate in international research projects in the EU's QuantERA program. Researchers will participate in research on new technologies for quantum computers and simulators.

This is the first edition of the QuantERA competition in the EU ERA-NET program. The science program will focus on advanced technologies that use specific quantum phenomena, such as superposition of states, the use of cloning impossibility or entangled states to achieve new or radically improved functionalities.

According to the Institute of Physics PAS release, the Institute\'s laboratories will participate in four out of 26 QuantERA projects implemented in the European scientific space.

Dr. Łukasz Cywiński\'s group will participate in the project "Si QuBus: Long-range quantum bus for electron spin qubits in silicon".

The goal of the project is to create a new quantum computer architecture based on spins of electrons trapped in silicon quantum dots. A new element of this architecture will be long-range buses - quantum dot chains along which a coherent transfer of a single electron spin will be possible.

The Institute of Physics PAS research groups led by Prof. Bolesław Kozankiewicz will co-operate on two projects in the QuantERA network.

The aim of the project "RouTe" is to create quantum technologies that can be used at room temperature. The object of research will be organic materials exhibiting quantum properties when they are resonantly coupled with electromagnetic field modes in a cavity, or with plasmonic structures.

As part of "ORQUID", the second project carried out in the team of Prof. Kozankiewicz, researchers will investigate the possibilities of using individual organic molecules for the construction of a photon, electron and phonon detector.

These molecules will interact with light in optical fibres and cavities, generating photons. They will also be a detector of single charges in nanometer electronic circuits, enabling quantum coherent information exchange. Thirdly, the molecules embedded in nanomechanical devices will be able to measure forces and deformations in the new generation of nanoscale machines.

Professor Michał Matuszewski and his colleagues will participate in the research of the "InterPol" project, which aims to implement the exciton-polariton network as a semiconductor platform for quantum simulations in laboratory conditions. The project may play a significant role in the development of more easily available quantum technologies at room temperature.

QuantERA is the part of the European Union\'s ERA-NET program devoted to strengthening Europe\'s position in promising future areas of technology by developing basic and applied research for quantum computing.

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