New insights into classical and quantum computers interconnectivity at UK Multifunctional Materials Growth Facility - Prevac Multi-chamber UHV Deposition System
The first results from the Leeds University Henry Royce deposition system have been published in Applied Physics Letters. In the article, the group describes the fabrication and characterisation of spin-valve Josephson junctions with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. These devices are candidates for cryogenic memory, part of the effort to interconnect classical and quantum computers.
The Henry Royce Institute funded equipment is hosted in the new Bragg Centre, at Leeds University the center-piece of the facility is a state-of-the-art, multifunctional cluster deposition system designed and manufactured by Prevac. The system includes an Organics growth chamber, Topological Materials growth chamber, and Metals deposition chamber.
The publication entitled 'Spin-valve Josephson junctions with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy for cryogenic memory' can be found here - Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 022601 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5140095
Images below include the installation of the system at the Bragg Centre from July 2019.
(i) Installation at the Bragg Centre at Leeds University (image credit Henniker Scientific Ltd.)
(ii) The initial RHEED tests led by Prevac R&D scientists take place at the Bragg Centre at Leeds University (image credit Henniker Scientific Ltd.)