Quantum Nanoscience (2007–2012)

Quantum Nano-science explains functionality and structure in natural or engineered nanoscale systems through quantum mechanisms such as discretisation, superposition and entanglement. I will develop design principles, based on quantum theory, for new nano-scale devices, particularly quantum electromechanical systems (QEMS) with applications to electronics, nano-optics, metrology and biology. A parallel experimental capability in QEMS, unique for Australia, will be initiated. QEMS applications include the monitoring of single nuclear spins in solids and molecules (perhaps with chemically specificity) and extremely fast ('single-shot') and efficient readout of information with single qubit addressing.
Grant type:
ARC Federation Fellowships
Funded by:
Australian Research Council