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02 August 2017

Improving understanding of the quantum world with quantum dots

Quantum behaviour plays a crucial role in novel and emergent material properties, such as superconductivity and magnetism.

19 July 2017

Future symposium ‘Building a synthetic cell’ strengthens European alliance

Last week, from 12 to 14 July, a three day future symposium about the challenges and opportunities of building a synthetic cell was held at Ringberg Castle in Germany.

06 July 2017

Majorana-highway on a chip

The first experimental evidence of a Majorana fermion in Delft 2012 led to a wave of scientific enthusiasm: control such particles are a holy grail in quantum science and technology.

27 June 2017

New space camera system with almost 1000 pixels now mature enough

Researchers from various institutions, including SRON and Delft University of Technology, have demonstrated that it is possible to make a highly sensitive space camera for far-infrared astronomy by using a special type of superconducting detector.

23 June 2017

Researchers create very small sensor using ‘white graphene’

Researchers from TU Delft in The Netherlands, in collaboration with a team at the University of Cambridge (UK), have found a way to create and clean tiny mechanical sensors in a scalable manner.

23 June 2017

Miriam Blaauboer is Teacher of the Year 2017 of AS

During the Science Day at the Art Centre in Delft, Lucas van Vliet, dean of the faculty of Applied Sciences, announced that Miriam Blaauboer is Teacher of the Year of AS for 2017.

09 June 2017

Two winners Marina van Damme Grant 2017

Thursday, June 8th, the award ceremony of the Marina van Damme Grant 2017 took place with a very special result. Due to the high quality of the nominees, Marina van Damme decided to reward two nominated alumni with the scholarship of 9000 euro.

06 June 2017

Scientists demonstrate microwave spectrometer tailored for the Majorana quest

The quest for Majorana particles as building blocks for a future computer is on since the first observation of these particles in Delft in 2012. Due to their physical properties, a quantum bit based on them is protected from errors.

05 June 2017

Researchers from Delft develop extremely sensitive hydrogen sensor

Hydrogen is becoming increasingly important as a highly promising energy carrier. But it can also be dangerous, as it is combustible and difficult to detect. In order to use hydrogen safely, we need sensors that can detect even the smallest of leaks. Researchers from TU Delft, KU Leuven and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) have discovered that the metal hafnium is perfect for the job.

01 June 2017

One step closer to the quantum internet by distillation

Scientists all over the world are working towards new methods to realize an unhackable internet, an internet based on quantum entanglement – an invisible quantum mechanical connection – as networking links. The greatest challenge is scaling to large networks that share entangled links with many particles and network nodes. Researchers in Delft and Oxford have now managed to distil a strong entangled link by combining multiple weaker quantum links into one. This method is essential to realize a trustworthy quantum network between several quantum nodes. This innovative new work has now been published in Science magazine.