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Forschungszentrum Jülich ("Jülich Research Centre") is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and is one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe. It was founded on 11 December 1956 by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as a registered association, before it became "Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH" or Nuclear Research Centre Jülich in 1967. In 1990, the name of the association was changed to "Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH". It has close collaborations with RWTH Aachen in the form of Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA).

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Quantum Shuttle to Quantum Processor Made in Germany Launched

“The quantum computer race is in full swing. Germany has long been one of the world leaders in basic research. An alliance between Forschungszentrum Jülich and the semiconductor manufacturer Infinion, together with institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (IAF, IPMS) as well …

Blueprint for fault-tolerant qubits

“Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University have designed a circuit for quantum computers which is naturally protected against common errors Jülich, 18 February 2021 – Building a universal quantum computer is a challenging task because of the fragility of …

Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Space and Time

“In textbooks and explanatory videos, they are often depicted as colourful balloons or clouds: electron orbitals provide information on the whereabouts of electrons in molecules, a bit like fuzzy snapshots. In order to understand the exchange of electrons in chemical …

Oxide tuning by ion transfer

“Jülich researchers discover new formula for changing the electronic and magnetic properties of oxide interfaces (Advanced Materials) Most materials are either magnetic, or they are not. However, scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have now discovered a new mechanism that allows for …

Wired Up: Majorana Fermions for Quantum Computing

“Majorana fermions exhibit a strange property: these exotic particles cannot be distinguished from their own antiparticles. Nevertheless, technically they could be extremely useful as qubits for quantum computers. This is because every two Majorana fermions form an entangled pair that …

Autonomous Robot Plays with NanoLEGO

“Scientists are developing an autonomous artificial intelligence system that can selectively grip and move individual molecules Molecules are the building blocks of everyday life. Many materials are composed of them, a little like a LEGO model consists of a multitude …

Artificial Synapses on Design

“Tiny material differences are crucial for the functional behaviour of memristive devices Scientists around the world are intensively working on memristive devices, which are capable in extremely low power operation and behave similarly to neurons in the brain. Researchers from …

Schrödinger’s Cat with 20 Qubits

“Dead or alive, left-spinning or right-spinning - in the quantum world particles such as the famous analogy of Schrödinger’s cat can be all these things at the same time. An international team, including researchers from several leading American universities, together …

New Quantum Dot Microscope Shows Electric Potentials of Individual Atoms

“A team of researchers from Jülich in cooperation with the University of Magdeburg has developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. Using conventional methods, it was virtually impossible until now to quantitatively …

Thermoelectric efficiency of quantum dots now characterizable

“Thermoelectric materials can convert temperature differences into electrical energy and vice versa. In nanodimensions, they are potentially useful for applications such as cooling microchips, or improving their energy efficiency in the form of nanoscale thermoelectric generators. Thermoelectric materials can convert …