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Graduate Student
Quantum Electronics Group

Project Description

Reseacher designs and test strategies to preserve quantum coherence in superconducting circuits.  This work will involve circuit layout, cryogenic testing at milliKelvin temperatures, and, possibly, microfabrication.  The use of superconducting tunnel junctions to extract quasiparticles from superconducting qubits will be an important focus area. In addition, the researcher contributes to the design and testing of thin-film solid-state refrigerators based on superconducting tunnel junctions. The candidate will couple these refrigerators to microwave polarimeter bolometers in order to prove the suitability of thin-film refrigerators for future sub-orbital and space missions.