28 August 2022 to 2 September 2022
Science and Technology Campus, University of Parma
Europe/Rome timezone
Submission deadline for Conference Proceedings extended until 3 October

Muons and Quantum Computing Hardware: Challenges and Opportunities

1 Sep 2022, 10:40
40m
Science and Technology Campus, University of Parma

Science and Technology Campus, University of Parma

University of Parma, Italy
Oral Superconductivity Invited Talks

Speaker

Ioan Pop (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Description

One might wonder: what do muons have to do with quantum computing? I will argue that environmental muons and ionizing radiation in general represent a source of noise and dissipation which until recently has been underestimated in the quantum devices community. I will present measurements performed in the deep-underground laboratory of Gran Sasso [1] which show a significant improvement in the performance of superconducting quantum hardware thanks to the shielding provided by 1.6 Km of granite. On the other hand, low energy muon beams engineered at dedicated large-scale facilities represent a powerful materials characterization tool, and as such might play a role in the understanding and mitigation of material defects in superconducting and semiconducting quantum hardware.

[1] Cardani, Valenti et al., Nature Comm. 12, 2733 (2021)

Primary author

Ioan Pop (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

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