University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Wednesday, July 1st 2009
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Neil Zimmerman, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Subject: Quantum Dots and Quantum Information

Abstract: Semiconductor quantum dots have a number of applications, and quantum coherent manipulation of the charge or spin of electrons is one really cool one. This talk will start with an introduction into quantum dots and the physics of both the Coulomb blockade and of quantum information, give a smattering of literature results on quantum coherent manipulation of electrons in Si and GaAs dots, and then finish with some of our recent data on electrostatically-gated Si devices including honeycomb stability diagrams.

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