Hole spins in quantum dots

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Over the past decade intense research has been devoted to trapping single electrons in semiconductor quantum dots, initially to study the fundamental properties of artificial atoms, and subsequently to use the electron spin for quantum information technologies.
Recent work shows that positively charged holes have significant advantages over the more widely studied negatively charged electrons. This project will study holes trapped in semiconductor quantum dots, to determine how (and why) holes are so different than electrons, and to test if holes can make good quantum bits. Experiments will be conducted at ultra-low temperatures, using ultra-low noise electrical measurement techniques.

UNSW is a world leader in quantum science and nanofabrication. We are seeking PhD candidates who are enthusiastic about Science, have an excellent academic record, enjoy working on cutting edge research, have  a strong work ethic, and enjoy working as part of a team.

This is an experimental research project, using cutting edge nanofabrication and cryogenic measurement techniques. The ideal candidate will be undertaking or have completed an Honours or Masters degree in Physical Sciences or Nanotechnology, with a strong background in experimental science, condensed matter and quantum physics. Experience of working in a research environment (research project, summer internship) etc, especially in an experimental solid state or quantum research environment, is beneficial but not essential.

Supervisory team
Alex
Hamilton

Science
Physics
Andrew
Dzurak

Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
Dimitry
Culcer

Science
Physics
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alex.hamilton@unsw.edu.au