April 2018 Congratulations to Mohamma Ali Shirazi for successfully defending his Ph.D thesis.
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April 2018 Congratulations to Qi Qian for successfully defending her Ph.D thesis.
April 2018 Congratulations to Michael M. Yannell for successfully defending his master's thesis
November, 2017 New research published in Nature Communications suggests that electrons in a two-dimensional gas can undergo a semi-ordered (nematic) to mostly-ordered (smectic) phase transition. [Purdue Today's Article]
August, 2017 Manfra group travels to Penn State and contributes to EP2DS-22 / MSS-18 with 4 talks and 4 posters.
A new deposition system has been developed and installed that combines MBE growth of high spin-orbit coupling III-V semiconductors, such as InAs or InSb, with superconducting metals, such as Al and Nb, to engineer hybrid materials capable of hosting Majorana fermions. This chamber was installed in 2016, and was producing record breaking material within its first four months of operation.
The fractional quantum Hall states are predicted to host exotic quasiparticles carrying fractional charge and obeying anyonic braiding statistics. It has been proposed that these properties may be observed through interference experiments. Our efforts focus on fabricating electronic Fabry-Perot interferometers on ultra-high quality GaAs wafers in order to probe fractional charge and statistics. Devices are measured at […]
May 30, 2017 Microsoft, Purdue collaborate to advance quantum computing
May 25, 2017 Mathematician Zhenghan Wang from Microsoft Station Q trains to work in the cleanroom to build topological qubits!
May 24, 2017 Microsoft Quantum Computing featured in MIT technology review article
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