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University of Southampton Malaysia

Silicon quantum dots for quantum information processing Seminar

17:00 - 18:00
17 March 2015
Lecture Theatre Room 1019

Event details

Quantum mechanics has led to a deep and profound understanding of the electronic and optical properties of materials, which has underpinned the technological revolution of the past century.

Yet, there are key elements of quantum mechanics, specifically ideas such as 'superposition' and 'entanglement', which have still to be harnessed directly in a technological application. With our improving ability to control smaller and smaller devices, with ever greater precision, we begin to enter a regime where such concepts can evolve from an abstract concept to phenomena exhibited by real devices. These will enable a new set of technologies which offer major and fundamental improvements over certain existing technologies. Examples include ultimately secure communication, enhanced sensors, and 'quantum' computers able to solve problems that are simply intractable on any existing computer today.

Speaker information

Feras Alkhalil,teaches the semiconductor devices course at USMC. After completing a BSc degree in Electronic Engineering from Mutah University in Jordan, Feras came to ECS, Southampton in 2008 and read for an MSc in Microelectronics System Design. He studied for a PhD in the Nano Research Group in ECS from 2009-2013, under the supervision of Prof. Hiroshi Mizuta, investigating intrinsic and phosphorus-doped Silicon quantum dots for quantum information processing applications. In addition to his academic role at USMC, Feras is a research fellow at the Nano research group investigating the entanglement of dopant nuclear spins using Si quantum dots. He has extensive collaboration with major research laboratories and universities in the UK and Japan. Dr Feras Alkhalil teaches Semiconductor Devices, Mathematics

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