Through its phenomenal ability to image soft tissues, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized both clinical medicine and research biomedicine. Nowadays, MRI scanners used clinically have spatial resolutions in the range of 0.5 mm. This enables identification and monitoring of disease processes throughout the body and visualization of minute brain structures. Magnetic resonance microscopy (MRM) brings the resolution down to the micron scale, so that cells and parts of cells can be seen. Using ultrasensitive silicon nano-wired mechanical resonators, we are working to distinguish small ensembles of nuclear and electron spins. In doing so, we are striving to bring MR down to the nanometer scale, allowing imaging of single viral particles. Subsequently, extending the approach to the Angstrom scale, our goal is to demonstrate MR imaging of individual protein molecules.
Fabrication of Ultra Low Noise RF SQUID Amplifiers
A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) is an extremely sensitive magnetic field detector.
June 1, 2017
Two-Dimensional Quantum Materials and Heterostructures
Two-dimensional (2D) layers just one atom thick can be stripped from certain materials, such as graphene.
June 1, 2017
Combined momentum- and real-space photoelectric probes of dimensionality-tuned Weyl semimetals
Summary The library of two-dimensional (2D) materials has recently grown to include topological insulators and semimetals. Their incorporation in special device geometries may lead to novel quantum electronics with enhanced functionalities. Weyl semimetals, in particular, offer the most robust form of topological protection. Recent results from our group indicate that Weyl nodes should be […]
March 12, 2019
Novel Superconducting Qubits for Error-Corrected Processors
Summary In this project, we develop novel superconducting qubits for error-corrected processors to enable large-scale quantum computing. Our design efforts will specifically target error-corrected architectures through a variety of paths. Possible features will include built-in parity measurements and the use of bosonic codes, such as Fock state and Cat codes, as our starting focus. Early […]
June 26, 2019