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Simulating 2d Spin Lattices with Ion Crystals

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Project "SPICY" data sheet

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Organization address
city: WIEN
postcode: 1010

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙496˙525 €
 EC max contribution 2˙496˙525 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2022-08-31


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 Project objective

The objective of this project is to experimentally realize a 100-particle quantum simulator with complete quantum control at the single-particle level that will be used for investigating models of interacting spins in two dimensions.

The experimental platform is a two-dimensional crystal of laser-cooled ions held in a radio-frequency trap. In this approach, the quantum state of a spin is encoded in two electronic levels of an ion. Effective spin-spin interactions are induced by laser fields coupling the ions’ electronic levels to excitations of the crystal lattice. Single-particle quantum control will be achieved by manipulating individual ions with a strongly focused steerable laser beam. Single-shot quantum measurements with near-unit detection efficiency will enable measurements of arbitrary spin correlation functions.

The main goals of SPICY are:

1. Trapping and laser-cooling of two-dimensional ion crystals to millikelvin temperatures in a radio-frequency trap. 2. Realization of quantum spin models with particle numbers for which the simulation becomes intractable by numerical techniques. 3. Development of methods for validating quantum simulators 4. Investigation of various models with spin-frustration in two-dimensional geometries.

SPICY builds on my experience with small-scale one-dimensional trapped-ion simulators. The exploration of two-dimensional lattice geometries will overcome difficulties in scaling up one-dimensional trapped-ion systems and enable the experimental investigation of the rich physics of two-dimensional spin models.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 C. Kokail, C. Maier, R. van Bijnen, T. Brydges, M. K. Joshi, P. Jurcevic, C. A. Muschik, P. Silvi, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos, and P. Zoller
Self-Verifying Variational Quantum Simulation of the Lattice Schwinger Model
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Nature (accepted for publication) 2019-06-06
2019 T. Brydges, A. Elben, P. Jurcevic, B. Vermersch, C. Maier, B. P. Lanyon, P. Zoller, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos
Probing Renyi entanglement entropy via randomized measurements
published pages: , ISSN: 1095-9203, DOI: 10.1126/science.aau4963
Science 2019-06-06
2019 A. Elben, B. Vermersch, C. F. Roos, and P. Zoller
Statistical correlations between locally randomized measurements: A toolbox for probingentanglement in many-body quantum states
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Physical Review A (accepted for publication) 2019-06-06

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