About macQsimal

macQsimal is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project which designes, develops, miniaturises and integrates advanced quantum-enabled sensors with outstanding sensitivity, to measure physical observables in five key areas:

  • magnetic fields,
  • time, 
  • rotation,
  • electro-magnetic radiation and
  • gas concentration.

The common core technology platform for these diverse sensors is formed by atomic vapor cells realised as integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabricated at the wafer level.

The project will help pave the way for transformative advancements in the domain of quantum sensing and metrology. In this area of research, scientists are working with atomic sensors as a new and improved interface between the physical and the digital world for enhanced applications in various fields such as navigation and medical imaging.

Background

The understanding and applying of physical laws in the microscopic realm, which resulted in ground-breaking inventions such as the transistor and the laser, was coined the first quantum revolution. Today, the ability to manipulate quantum effects in customised systems and materials is enabling the second quantum revolution. As a project under the Quantum Technologies (QT) Flagship of the European Commission, macQsimal is at the forefront of European efforts to push the boundaries for this new technology.

macQsimal is part of the FET Quantum Technologies (QT) Flagship.

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Key Facts

Funding programme: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020

Coordinator: Dr. Jacques Haesler, CSEM SA, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Switzerland (CH)

Project Duration: 01/10/2018-30/9/2021

Project Budget: 10.2 million euro

Project consortium: 14 partners

 

OPTICALLY-PUMPED MAGNETOMETER

ATOMIC CLOCKS

ATOMIC GYROSCOPE

ATOMIC GHz/THz SENSOR & IMAGER

RYDBERG-BASED GAS SENSOR