Workshop on Charge-phase duality in novel superconducting devices will take place at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) October 5-6th 2023. Call for abstracts is now open until August 31st. The workshop is free of charge to attend. More information and abstract submission details can be found on the NPL webpage.… Read More

A best poster award was given to A. Weitzel for his poster “DC-Current Stimulated Superfluid Stiffness and BKT-Transition in Ultrathin Superconducting Films“, work conducted within the Quantum e-leaps project,  at the 29th conference on low temperature physics (LT29) in Sapporo, Japan.… Read More

Superconducting nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field with a series of promising applications. For example, the most advanced quantum processors and simulators are based on qubits made of Josephson tunnel junctions connecting two superconducting leads. Now researchers from the Quantum e-leaps consortium (from Royal Holloway University of London, National Physical Laboratory, Leibniz Institute of Photonic… Read More

The consortium successfully held a two-day in person project meeting at the University of Regensburg, Germany.  The participants had many new results to present, and overall the progress of the project was concluded to be very well on track to meet the final objectives. Being the first in-person meeting of the consortium since the start of the… Read More

The Smalley-Curl Institute Outstanding Poster Award has been assigned to Nicola Paradiso (University of Regensburg) at the NT21 conference (Rice University), for the poster “Robust supercurrent and phase slip centers in a ballistic carbon nanotube embedded into a van der Waals heterostructure”. The work describe the first hybrid 1D/2D van der Waals heterostructure. The Regensburg… Read More

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A has published a paper (link: describing the wafer-level uniformity of niobium nitride (NbN) thin films realized by atomic layer deposition (ALD). The paper by Leibniz IPHT and collaborators is being promoted by the journal as an Editor’s Pick. The publication describes a milestone towards a wafer-scale thin… Read More

Applied Physics Letters has published a paper (link: describing Josephson junction arrays driven with a mode-locked laser. The paper by VTT and collaborators is being promoted by the journal as an Editor’s Pick. This work paves the way for reducing the heat load and increasing the output frequency of Josephson Arbitrary Waveform Synthesizers, which… Read More