Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications

Frontiers in Nanoscale Science and Technology (FNST 2008)

A workshop on:

Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics & Quantum Information Processing

January 6-8, 2008, University of Basel, Pharmazentrum Hoersaal 1, Switzerland

Organized jointly by:

Basel Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Coherence (QC2)

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center based at Harvard


January 6 (Sunday)

13:00              Opening ( Vizerektor P. Meier-Abt, D. Loss and B. Westervelt )

Session 1: General Topics on Quantum Coherence and Quantum Computing

13:15-13:45    Tony Leggett (Urbana): Mesoscopic and macroscopic qubits-Why are they so                             surprisingly coherent?

13:45-14:15    Charles Marcus (Harvard): Approaches to spin-based quibits

14:15-14:30    Break

14:30-15:00    David DiVincenzo (IBM Yorktown): The uses of many body perturbation theory in                             quantum information science

15:00-15:30    Bill Brinkman (Princeton): Quantum computing- A reality check

15:30-16:00    Coffee Break

Session 2: ESR & EDSR & nuclei (1)

16:00-16:30    Seigo Tarucha (Tokyo): Single electron spin resonance with quantum dots using a                             micro-magnet induced slanting Zeeman field

16:30-17:00    Frank Koppens (Delft): Coherent control of a single electron spin in a quantum dot

17:00-17:15    Break

17:15-17:45    Arzhang Ardavan (Oxford): Will spin-relaxation times in molecular magnets
                            permit quantum information processing?

17:45-18:15    Gian Salis (IBM Ruschlikon): Measurement of Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-
                            orbit magnetic fields in two-dimensional electron systems

January 7 (Monday)

Session 3: ESR & EDSR & nuclei (2)

 9:00-  9:30    David Reilly (Harvard): The nuclear environment for electron spins in a
                          double quantum dot

 9:30-10:00    Pascal Simon (Basel): Magnetic ordering of nuclear spins in an interacting
                          2D electron gas

10:00-10:20    Coffee Break

Session 4: 1D wires

10:20-10:50    Lars Samuelson (Lund): Opportunities for nanowires in nanoelectronics and

10:50-11:20    Bill Coish (Waterloo): Decoherence and dynamics in a spin bath

11:20-11:35    Break

11:35-12:05    Christian Schoenenberger (Basel): Mach-Zehnder interferometer with edge-

12:05-12:35    Bjoern Trauzettel (Wuerzburg): Spin qubits in carbon nanotubes and graphene

12:35-14:00    Lunch and posters at the lobby

14:00-14:30    Amir Yacoby (Harvard): Charge fractionalization in quantum wires

14:30-15:00    Klaus Ensslin (ETH Zurich): Single microwave photon detection with a double
                            quantum dot

15:00-15:30    Coffee Break

Session 5:  Graphene (1)

15:30-16:00    Kostya Novoselov (Manchester): QED in a pencil trace

16:00-16:30    Philipp Kim (Columbia): Electron transport in graphene nanostructures

16:30-17:00    Ed McCann (Lancaster): Characterization of graphene through anisotropy of
                            constant-energy maps in angle-resolved photoemission

17:00-18:30    Posters at the lobby

18:30-18:45    Bus Transfer from Pharmazentrum to Banquet location: Restaurant Acqua,


19:00              Apero and Banquet: Swiss Cheese Fondue at the ‘Zermatt Hütte’

                       Welcome address by Regierungsrat Dr. Ralph Lewin



January 8 (Tuesday)

Session 6:  Graphene (2)

  9:00-  9:30     Allan MacDonald (Austin): Bilayer exiton superfluidity

  9:30-10:00     Alberto Morpurgo (Delft): Electronic properties of graphene revealed by
                            quantum interference experiments

10:00-10:30     Bart van Wees (Groningen): Spin transport, spin relaxation and spin precession in
                            graphene field effect transistors

10:30-11:00    Coffee Break

Session 7: Optics, Spins & Cavities

11:00-11:30    Atac Imamoglu (ETH Zurich): Optical manipulation and measurement of
                            a quantum dot spin

11:30-12:00    Manfred Bayer (Dortmund): Optical control of electron spin in quantum dot                             ensembles

12:00-14:00    Lunch and posters at the lobby

14:00-14:30    Jesse Berezovsky (Santa Barbara): Optical detection and manipulation of single                             spin coherence in a quantum dot

14:30-15:00    Fedor Jelezko (Stuttgart): Fourier transform limited photons from single defects
                            in diamond

15:00-15:15    Break

15:15-15:45    Ronald Hanson (Delft): Coherent control of single spins in diamond

15:45-16:15    Gurudev Dutt (Harvard): Towards optically connected quantum spin registers
                            in diamond

16:15-16:45    Coffee Break

16:45-17:15    Jon Finley (TU Munich): Non-resonant coupling of single quantum dots to
                            photonic crystal nanocavities

17:15-17:45    Mike Stopa (Harvard): Nanosystems in realistic electrostatic environments: from
                            quantum computation to photovoltaics

17:45              Closing




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