Spin Dynamics

Quantum spin dynamics are relevant to a wide range of practical applications. We are in particular investigating quantum spin networks, spintronics and magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy applications.


      • E. Jonckheere, S. G. Schirmer, F.C. Langbein. Jonckheere-Terpstra test for nonclassical error versus log-sensitivity relationship of quantum spin network controllers. Submitted 2016. [Details]
      • B. Thorpe, K. Kalna, F.C. Langbein, S.G. Schirmer. Monte Carlo Simulations of Spin Transport in Nanoscale InGaAs Field Effect Transistors. Submitted 2016. [Details]
      • S. G. Schirmer, E. Jonckheere, F. C. Langbein. Design of Feedback Control Laws for Information Transfer in Spintronics Networks. Submitted 2016. [Details]
      • F. C. Langbein, S. G. Schirmer, E. Jonckheere. Time optimal information transfer in spintronics networks. Proc. IEEE 54th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 6454-6459, Osaka, Japan, December 15-18, 2015. [Details]
      • E. Jonckheere, F. C. Langbein, S. G. Schirmer. Information Transfer Fidelity in Spin Networks and Ring-based Quantum Routers. Quantum Information Processing, 14(12):4761-4785, 2015. [Details]
      • S. G. Schirmer, F. C. Langbein. Characterization and Control of Quantum Spin Chains and Rings. In: Proc. 6th Int Symp Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP), pp. 615 - 619, May 2014. [Details]
      • E. Jonckheere, F. C. Langbein, S. Schirmer. Quantum networks: Anti-core of spin chains. Quantum Information Processing. 13(7):1607-1637, 2014. [Details]
      • E. Jonckheere, F. C. Langbein, S. G. Schirmer. Curvature of quantum rings. In: Proc. 5th Int Symp Communications Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP), pp. 1-6, 2012. [Details]
      • E Jonckheere, S G Schirmer, F C Langbein. Geometry and Curvature of Spin Networks. IEEE International Conference on Control Applicatons, pp. 786-791, 2011. [Details]


            • June 2015 - August 2015: Pulse Sequence Programming for Magnetic Resonance Imaging using the Earth's Magnetic Field. PI: F. C. Langbein. CUROP Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme. £1,440. [Details]
            • January 2015 - December 2017: Data-Driven Simulation of Quantum Spin Network Devices. PI: F. C. Langbein with S. G. Schirmer (Swansea University), K. Kalna (Swansea University), A. Martinez (Swansea University), D. Burgarth (Aberystwyth University). £120K. [Details]
            • August 2014 - August 2015: Cardiff University Research Leave Fellowship. Teaching replacement costs and £3,000 support. [Details]
            • August 2012 - July 2015: QUAINT - Optimal Control Technologies in Quantum Information Processing. Coordinator: University of Southampton (I. Kuprov) with Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Czech Republic, Universität Ulm, Germany, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie, Germany, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany, Universität Kassel, Germany, Technisch Universität München, Germany, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark, Universite de Bourgogne, France, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, The University of Nottingham, UK, Cardiff University, UK, Swansea University, UK. FP7-ICT-2011-C, ICT-2011.9.1 - Challenging current Thinking, CSA - Coordination & support action, ref 297861. EUR 399,901. [Details]