Skyrmion Qubits: A New Class of Quantum Logic Elements Based on Nanoscale Magnetization

Authors: Christina Psaroudaki, Christos Panagopoulos

Published in: Physical Review Letters 127 067201, 2021.

Writing in Physical Review Letters with our collaborator Christina Psaroudaki, Christos theoretically demonstrates the possibility of using the helicity of a skyrmion to store and manipulate quantum information.  The proposed qubit state can be easily controlled using external electromagnetic fields together with microwave-induced magnetic field gradients.  Frustrated magnetic nanoskyrmions thus provide a remarkably competitive architecture from which to develop hardware for quantum logic.


This work has also been highlighted as a Synopsis in Physics magazine.

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