Working Packages

Coordinator: M. Drewsen - AU

Objectives

Construction of a low noise trap for NCs with properties suitable for a cryogenic environment;
Synthesis of NCs with tailored properties;
Robust loading of multiply charged NCs into the trap;
Quantification of heating sources and their effects on the trapped NCs.

 

Deliverables

D1.1: Rf trap for NCs (delivered by 31.12.2019)
D1.2: Colloidal NCs-1 (delivered by 31.12.2018)
D1.3: Colloidal NCs-2 (delivered by 31.12.2019)
D1.4: Loading and control device
D1.5: Quantification of heating

Coordinator: P. Barker - UCL

Objectives

To develop low noise trap, detection and feedback electronics;
To determine optimal detection and cooling strategies for trapped charged NCs;
To cool internal states of a trapped NC;
To understand and control sources of decoherence.

 

Deliverables

D2.1: Low-noise electronics (delivered by 31.12.2018)
D2.2: Optimal cooling strategies (delivered by 31.03.2020)
D2.3: Internal state cooling
D2.4: Quantify decoherence

Coordinator: H. Ulbricht - UoS

Objectives

To develop a low noise environment for the low noise NC trap with optical cooling in dilution fridge;
To perform tests of CSL noise effects on motion  of trapped NC;
To adapt theory to experimental parameters to optimise the test of quantum superposition.

 

Deliverables

D3.1: Low noise environment (delivered by 31.12.2018)
D3.2: Systematic effects investigated (delivered by 30.04.2020)
D3.3: Ultimate experiment
D3.4: General bound

Coordinator: M. Paternostro - QUB

Objectives

To set up a theoretical framework for the test of quantum mechanics at the mesoscopic level;
To design experimental tests able to refine the framework of collapse models;
To investigate macro-realism at the mesoscopic level through the experiments at the core of TEQ.

 

Deliverables

D4.1: Calibration of decoherence (delivered by 31.12.2018)
D4.2: Bounds to CSL & SN models (delivered by 30.06.2019)
D4.3: Size of superposition (delivered by 31.12.2019)
D4.4: Bounds to the ecCSL model
D4.5: Time-dilation/gravity collapse

Coordinator: A. Bassi - UniTs

Objectives

Coordination of the project for the achievement of the objectives.

 

Deliverables

D5.1: Website (delivered by 28.02.2018)
D5.2: Data Management Plan (delivered by 30.06.2018)
D5.3: Project Review Meeting documents M12 (delivered by 28.02.2019)
D5.4: Project Review Meeting documents M30 (delivered by 31.08.2020)
D5.5: Project Review Meeting documents M48

Coordinator: A. Bassi - UniTs

Objectives

Implementation of targeted dissemination and communication activities.

 

Deliverables

D6.1: Press releases(delivered by 31.03.2018)
D6.2: Popular press articles (delivered by 31.12.2018)
D6.3: Videos (delivered by 31.12.2019)
D6.4: Workshop (delivered by 31.12.2019)
D6.5: Dissemination and Exploitation Plan (delivered by 31.12.2018)