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November 28, 2022 to December 1, 2022
Thomas Jefferson National Accererator Facility Cebaf Center
US/Eastern timezone

Workshop on Superconducting Electronics and Detectors

This workshop will be bringing specialists in superconducting electronics and detectors to meet with the nuclear physics users community.

Superconductors have always held many promises in terms of power savings with the advent of superconducting cavities and superconducting magnets. Since superconductivity is based on loosely bound Cooper pairs, some of the best energy and timing resolutions have been achieved with superconducting detectors such as Transition Edge Sensors and Superconducting Tunnel Junction, Superconducting Nanowires. The main drawback being the low temperature required for operation. This issue can be somewhat alleviated in places where cryogenics is readily available such as Jefferson Laboratory or other major Physics facilities. This can give an opportunity to take advantage of the performances of superconducting devices.

Main topics :

· Superconducting detectors technologies  

· Superconducting electronics

· Cryogenics electronics readout

· Properties of superconductors materials and films for detector and electronics productions

· Lithography techniques

· Application of superconducting detectors and electronics for Quantum Computing and AI Machine learning

· Application for physics experiment

· Cryogenics techniques and apparatus

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Organizing Committee:

Alexandre Camsonne

Anne-Marie Valente

Anna Herr

Confirmed speakers :

Quentin Herr (IMEC) : Superconducting Electronics and Application to Machine Learning Systems

Varun Verma (NIST) : SNSPD developements at NIST

Whitney Armstrong (Argonne) : SNSPD for EIC

Jonathan Creel (JLab) : Cryogenics at JLab

Christopher Keith (JLab): Cryogenics for polarized target

Thomas Gerrit (NIST) : Transition Edge Sensors

Stephan Friedrich (LLNL) : Superconducting Tunnel Junctions

Briton Plourde (Syracuse University) : Josephson Junction based Quantum Computing

Robert Edwards (JLab): The EIC on a Table Top

Matthew Shaw (NASA JPL) : SNSPDs developments at JPL

Davide Braga (Fermilab): cryogenics ASICs

Karl Berggren (MIT) :  Cryo-CMOS and superconducting electronics

Mark Zagarola (Creare) : Low Temperature Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

For on site attendance registration is required at least 7 days before the event.



This project is supported by the Initiatives Fund Program, a JSA commitment, to support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, promote the science, education and technology of Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab’s extended user community in ways that complement the Lab’s basic and applied research missions.


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