Majoranas on the rise
In 2012, the world of physics was rocked by the first observation of the exotic Majorana quasiparticle, in Leo Kouwenhoven’s laboratory. These particles are a promising candidate for robust quantum bits in a topological quantum computer of the future. A major challenge that lies ahead is how to manufacture usable, error-free quantum chips. By using new manufacturing methods, researchers from QuTech, in collaboration with TU Eindhoven, have successfully observed Majoranas in significantly improved conditions. This rules out alternative explanations and also represents another step towards the topological quantum computer of the future. The researchers published their findings today in Nature Nanotechnology.
Crowdfunding for 4 inspiring Delft projects
Delft University Fund launches a crowdfunding platform to enable extraordinary projects at TU Delft.
Discount on online courses for alumni
TU Delft kicks the New Year off with a great offer on online courses. And especially for alumni we have a gift that fits with the New Year’s resolutions: the first 100 participants have the opportunity to follow an online course with 175 euro (or a 25%) discount
TU Delft researchers develop hybrid meta-biomaterial that can prolong lifespan of hip implants
It is not something you will find in nature, but it can be created using a 3D printer and existing biomaterials: a hybrid meta-biomaterial that promotes bone growth. TU Delft researchers have developed a meta-implant that combines a conventional meta-biomaterial with an auxetic meta-biomaterial. This is important since – unlike natural materials – auxetics have a negative Poisson’s ratio: when stretched, they become thicker perpendicular to the applied force. The material may therefore be applied in hip implants to ensure their long-term fixation. The TU Delft researchers published their findings in the scientific journal Materials Horizons on 2 January 2018.