Majorana fermions are exotic quasi-particles thought to be bound to the vortices in topological superconductors. Imaging and manipulation of these vortices are important for quantum information applications. My research is focused on developing a scanning probe microscope which couples a superconducting pick-up loop to a SQUID, which is a very sensitive magnetometer. This microscope can image the magnetic vortices in superconductors and may be used to move them in quantum logic operations.
BS, Physics, California State University, San Bernardino
MS, Physics, California State University, Long Beach
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Dale Van Harlingen
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