Biological and spin-charged quantum batteries
September 9th, 2019 JAMES QUACH The University of Adelaide, Australia

The recent interest in quantum technologies is driven by the potential power of quantum mechanics, and the push towards technological miniaturisation. Harnessing the unique properties of quantum mechanics, such as entanglement and superposition, promises to open new vistas in computing, sensing, cryptography, and other quantum technologies. The increasing rate of technology miniaturisation, in particular electronics, has meant that we need to account for quantum effects. This has driven the relatively new field of quantum thermodynamics, which tries to understand thermodynamic concepts such as work, heat, and entropy in a quantum context. Quantum batteries (QBs) aim to harness the unique properties of quantum thermodynamics to build batteries that are fundamentally different from conventional batteries. In this talk, I will introduce the idea of the QB, its application in biology, and the novel spin-charging protocol.

Seminar, September 9, 2019, 15:00. ICFO’s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Maciej Lewenstein