Kamaldeep DALAL

Curriculum vitae

Bachelor’s degree: Physics

Master’s degree: Physics

Kamaldeep Dalal | InnovaXN PhD student | Video portrait #3

The video explores Kamal Deep Dalal's PhD research at ILL, investigating a device structure that could be used to store information for a quantum computation platform that Microsoft aims to build.

Focused on samples a few nanometers thick, Dalal utilizes polarized neutron reflectometers to examine the structure and magnetism of the layers within the samples. He elucidates the extent of interaction between neighboring layers and its variance under different sample environment conditions. The study yielded excellent results from half of the designed samples, holding remarkable potential for the magnetism research community. Dalal describes the divergence in research perspectives, contrasting the inquisitiveness focus of academia against the product-oriented focus of industry. In terms of future career prospects, Dalal mentions opportunities to work in a magnetism-related lab within the city or with numerous semiconductor companies in Grenoble.

PhD Thesis with Thomas Saerbeck and Nina-Juliane STEINKE on D17

InnovaXN is an EU-funded project that aims to bridge the gap between research and industry, by creating a doctoral training network linking EU world-class research facilities, academia and the needs of EU industry.


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.