Master of miniaturisation

Master of miniaturisation

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Technology in the smallest space: a look through the microscope shows the fine details of a chip.

Between basic research and application: Professor Vadim Issakov explores the scalability of quantum computers.

The Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) aims to build a scalable quantum computer by 2025. The emphasis here is on the word "scalable". Because the first quantum computers already exist. But it is extremely complex to increase their computing power without enlarging the computer to the size of a high school gym.

The circuits for the qubits are crucial for this, says QuantumFrontiers member Professor Vadim Issakov. At the moment, the components fill half a room. If they can be replaced by chips, they will only need nine square millimetres.

The head of the Institute for CMOS Design at the TU Braunschweig is thus researching at the interface between the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers, which researches the fundamentals of the quantum world, and industrial partners who ultimately want to use quantum technologies commercially.

Read the complete article on the TU Braunschweig website (in German)