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Recent publications

Controlling spin relaxation with a cavity A Bienfait et al. Nature 531 74 (2016)

Nuclear spin decoherence of neutral 31P donors in silicon: Effect of 29Si nuclei ES Petersen et al. Phys Rev B 93 161202(R) (2016)

A silicon-based surface code quantum computer J O'Gorman et al. NPJ Quantum Info 2 15019 (2016)

29Si nuclear spins as a resource for donor spin qubits in silicon G Wolfowicz et al. New J Phys 18 023021 (2016)

Reaching the quantum limit of sensitivity in electron spin resonance A Bienfait et al. Nature Nanotechnology 11 253 (2015)

Charge dynamics and spin blockade in a hybrid double quantum dot in silicon M Urdampilleta et al. Phys Rev X 5 031024 (2015)

Spin relaxation and donor-acceptor recombination of Se+ in 28-silicon R Lo Nardo et al. Phys Rev B 92 165201 (2015)

Coherent storage of microwave excitations in rare-earth nuclear spins G Wolfowicz et al. Phys Rev Lett 114 170503 (2015)

Hybrid optical-electrical detection of donor electron spins with bound excitons in Si CC Lo et al. Nature Materials 14 490 (2015)

Conditional Control of Donor Nuclear Spins in Silicon Using Stark Shifts G Wolfowicz et al. Phys Rev Lett 113 157601 (2014)

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Vacancies/PhD Positions


Post Doctoral Research Associates

If you are interested in joining the group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, please email John Morton with a CV and statement of your research interests.


Funded PhD studentships in “Experimental quantum technologies”

The Quantum Spin Dynamics research group studies experimental quantum coherent phenomena of spins in molecular and solid state systems and in devices, with a focus on quantum information science. Systems under investigation include donors in silicon as well as custom-designed molecules which exhibit particular spin interactions. Specific research interests include: the transfer of coherent states between different degrees of freedom; understanding and mitigating spin decoherence mechanisms; the interaction of nuclear spins with transient electron spins; and robust methods for generating spin entanglement. Through this research the group explores the potential of spins for quantum technologies (including quantum sensors, simulators and computers). 

We welcome strong applications from prospective PhD students to join the group and undertake a project in one of the areas currently under investigation. Successful candidates will be able to discuss potential projects which fall within the group’s activities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and dynamic research group, with world-class facilities in a newly refurbished laboratory for the coherent control of electron and nuclear spins in the solid state.

Funding is available for outstanding UK, EU and overseas candidates.

If you are interested in applying, please email John Morton with a CV and statement of your research interests.

Centre for Doctoral Training in "Delivering Quantum Technologies"

UCL has been selected by EPSRC to host a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Delivering Quantum Technologies, with the first students being admitted in Autumn 2014. This new 4-year PhD programme offers a fantastic opportunity to obtain an excellent foundation in Quantum Technologies in the first year, before embarking on a 3-year PhD research project. Students on this program select their projects towards the end of their first year, which could, for example, be in the Quantum Spin Dynamics group.

For more details on the CDT, including information on funding and how to apply, click here.


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