Using materials for quasiparticle engineering

Gianluigi Catelani, J.P. Pekola

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The fundamental excitations in superconductors—Bogoliubov quasiparticles—can be either a resource or a liability in superconducting devices: they are what enables photon detection in microwave kinetic inductance detectors, but they are a source of errors in qubits and electron pumps. To improve operation of the latter devices, ways to mitigate quasiparticle effects have been devised; in particular, combining different materials quasiparticles can be trapped where they do no harm and their generation can be impeded. We review recent developments in these mitigation efforts and discuss open questions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number013001
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials for Quantum Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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