Kamaldeep DALAL

Curriculum vitae

Bachelor’s degree: Physics

Master’s degree: Physics

Magnetic Proximity in  Semiconductor – Superconductor – Ferro Magnetic Epitaxial Systems

The aim of the PhD project is observing and quantifying the extent of magnetic proximity in semiconductor-superconductor-ferromagnetic epitaxial systems across hybrid interfaces, with the goal of realizing topologically protected quantum states. The research will be carried out with systematic and iterative ‘material synthesis-characterization-analysis’ loops, to obtain insights in novel material system grown by molecular beam epitaxy at University of Copenhagen & Microsoft via use of polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR) at ILL to obtain depth resolved magnetization profiles and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) techniques at ESRF to acquire element specific magnetic moments. This insight will result in fast & tremendous progress towards the zero-field topologically protected
quantum bits, required for error-corrected scalable quantum computing.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 847439.