Congratulations to Ben for Having His Paper on the Sources of Anomalous Heating Published in PRA!

adsorbate motions

Congratulations to graduate student, Ben Foulon, and our collaborators at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for having our paper "1/ω electric-field noise in surface ion traps from correlated adsorbate dynamics" published in Physical Review A. This paper shows how collective motions of adsorbates on electrodes in ion trap quantum computers can give rise to so-called anomalous heating, which results in the decoherence of ion trap quantum computers. Excellent work finding and analyzing these previously unrealized mechanisms!