Progress towards an electronic array on liquid helium

D. G. Rees, P. Glasson, P. J. Meeson, L. R. Simkins, V. Antonov, P. G. Frayne, M. J. Lea, I. D. Baikie

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Abstract

Surface state electrons on liquid helium have been proposed as condensed matter qubits. The trapping of a single electron above the surface of superfluid liquid helium in an electrostatic trap and its detection using a single electron transistor have been performed previously1. A prototype design for a quantum information processor involving a linear array of electron traps on liquid helium has been fabricated. Here we present preliminary results showing the trapping, control and detection of small numbers of electrons with the device. It is found that a large contact potential difference between different elements of the nanostructure strongly affects the performance of the device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMS+S 2006 - Controllable Quantum States
Subtitle of host publicationMesoscopic Superconductivity and Spintronics, Proceedings of the International Symposium
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Pages353-358
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9812814612, 9789812814616
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Symposium on Mesoscopic Superconductivity and Spintronics, MS+S 2006 - Atsugi, Japan
Duration: 27 Feb 20062 Mar 2006

Publication series

NameMS+S 2006 - Controllable Quantum States: Mesoscopic Superconductivity and Spintronics, Proceedings of the International Symposium

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Mesoscopic Superconductivity and Spintronics, MS+S 2006
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityAtsugi
Period27/02/062/03/06

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