Category: Research Highlights

Development of Superconducting Spin Qubits

Article: Published in Science. An international team, with the participation of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Metter Physics researchers, demonstrates the viability of a new type of qubit based on the spin of electrons trapped...

Andreev-Coulomb Drag in Coupled Quantum Dots

Article: Published, in Physical Review Letters by Alfredo Levy Yeyati and Rafael Sánchez, members of the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department. A normal current is converted into a supercurrent in a voltage biased normal-superconductor...

From adiabatic to dispersive readout of Quantum Circuits

Article: Published, in Physical Review Letters by Sunghun Park and Alfredo Levy Yeyati, members of the Theoretical Condensed Matter physics Department. Circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED) allows to readout the state of a qubit or a quantum circuit...

Tunnelling between superconducting bound states at the atomic scale

Tunnelling between Yu-Shiba-Rusinov bound states realized by STM. Article: published in Nature Physics by Juan Carlos Cuevas and Alfredo Levy Yeyati, IFIMAC researchers and members of the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department. The competition between magnetism and superconductivity...

Polaritonic Molecular Clock: Listening to Molecules

Article: published in Nature Communications by R. E. F. Silva, Francisco J. García-Vidal and Johannes Feist, IFIMAC researchers and members of the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department. The motion of atoms in a molecule typically occurs on the...

Light in the Tunnel

Article: published in Nature Communications by Antonio I. Fernández-Domínguez, Rodolfo Miranda, Francisco J. García-Vidal, Roberto Otero, IFIMAC researchers and members of the Condensed Matter Physics Department and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department. Researchers from the Universidad Autónoma de...

Non-equilibrium Autonomous Maxwell (or not) Demons

Article: published in Physical Review Letters by Rafael Sánchez, IFIMAC researcher and member of the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department. The second law of thermodynamics dictates that a heat engine can generate power provided that it absorbs...