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Dustin Hite (Fed)

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Measurement of electric-field noise from interchangeable samples with a trapped-ion sensor

November 18, 2021
Kyle McKay, Dustin Hite, Philip D. Kent, Shlomi S. Kotler, Dietrich Leibfried, Daniel Slichter, Andrew C. Wilson, David P. Pappas
We demonstrate the use of a single trapped ion as a sensor to probe electric-field noise from interchangeable test surfaces. As proof of principle, we measure the magnitude and distance dependence of electric-field noise from two ion-trap-like samples with

Crystallographic orientation dependence of work function: carbon adsorption on Au surfaces

April 14, 2019
Dustin A. Hite, Hossein Jooya, X Fan, Kyle S. McKay, David P. Pappas, H.R. Sadeghpour
We show in this work that the work function change due to carbon adatom adsorption is not predominantly affected by the crystallographic orientation of the gold surface. Ab-initio calculations within density-functional theory are performed on carbon

Mechanisms for carbon adsorption on Au(110)-(2 x 1): A work function analysis

July 17, 2018
Dustin A. Hite, Hossein Jooya, Kyle S. McKay, Eunja Kim, Philippe F. Weck, David P. Pappas, H.R. Sadeghpour
The variation of the work function upon carbon adsorption on the reconstructed Au(110) surface is measured experimentally and compared to density functional calculations. The adsorption dynamics is simulated with ab-initio molecular dynamics techniques

Enhanced superconducting transition temperature in electroplated rhenium

April 30, 2018
David P. Pappas, Don David, Mustafa Bal, Ilke Arslan, Paul T. Blanchard, Ronald B. Goldfarb, Dustin A. Hite, Hsiang S. Ku, Russell E. Lake, Junling Long, Alexana Roshko, Lee D. Pappas, Britton L. Plourde, Jianguo Wen, Xian Wu, Corey Rae H. McRae
We show that electroplated Re films in multilayers with noble metals such as Cu, Au, and Pd have an enhanced superconducting critical temperature relative to previous methods of preparing Re. The dc resistance and magnetic susceptibility indicate a critical

Measurements of trapped-ion heating rates with exchangeable surfaces in close proximity

January 15, 2017
Dustin A. Hite, Kyle S. McKay, Shlomi Salman Kotler, Dietrich G. Leibfried, David J. Wineland, David P. Pappas
Electric-field noise from the surfaces of ion-trap electrodes couples to the ion’s charge causing heating of the ion’s motional modes. This heating limits the fidelity of quantum gates implemented in quantum information processing experiments. The exact

Surface science for improved ion traps

October 1, 2013
David P. Pappas, Dustin A. Hite, Andrew C. Wilson, David T. Allcock, David J. Wineland, Dietrich G. Leibfried, Yves Colombe
Trapped ions are sensitive to electric-field noise from trap-electrode surfaces. This noise has been an obstacle to progress in trapped-ion quantum information processing (QIP) experiments for more than a decade. It causes motional heating of the ions, and

Micro-fabricated stylus ion trap

August 7, 2013
Kyle S. McKay, Christian L. Arrington, Ehren D. Baca, Jonathan J. Coleman, Yves Colombe, Patrick Finnegan, Dustin A. Hite, Andrew E. Hollowell, Robert Jordens, John D. Jost, Dietrich G. Leibfried, Adam M. Rowen, Ulrich J. Warring, David J. Wineland, David P. Pappas, Andrew C. Wilson
An electroformed, three-dimensional stylus Paul trap was designed to confine a single atomic ion for use as a sensor to probe the electric-field noise of proximate surfaces. The trap was microfabricated with the UV-LIGA technique to reduce the distance of

100-Fold Reduction of Electric-Field Noise in an Ion Trap Cleanded with In Situ Argon-Ion-Beam Bombardment

September 7, 2012
Dustin Hite, Yves Colombe, Andrew C. Wilson, Kenton R. Brown, Ulrich J. Warring, Robert Jordens, John D. Jost, David P. Pappas, Dietrich Leibfried, David J. Wineland, Kyle McKay
Anomalous heating of trapped atomic ions is a major obstacle to their use as quantum bits in scalable quantum computers. The physical origin of this electric field noise is not fully understood, but experimental evidence suggests that it emanates from the

Observation of Quantum Oscillations between a Josephson Phase Qubit and a Microscopic Resonator using Fast Readout

October 25, 2004
Ken Cooper, Matthias Steffen, Robert McDermott, Raymond Simmonds, Seongshik Oh, Dustin Hite, David P. Pappas, John M. Martinis
We have detected coherent quantum oscillations between Josephson phase qubits and microscopic critical current fluctuators by implementing a new state readout technique that is an order of magnitude faster than previous methods. The period of the

Conducting atomic force microscopy for Nanoscale tunnel barrier characterization

August 13, 2004
Kristine Lang, Dustin Hite, Raymond Simmonds, Robert McDermott, David P. Pappas, John M. Martinis
Increasing demands on nanometer scale properties of oxide tunnel barriers necessitate a consistent means to assess them at these lengths. Here we use conducting atomic force microscopy (CAFM) to characterize aluminum oxide (AlOx)barriers to be used in

Decoherence in Josephson Qubits from Junction Resonances

August 13, 2004
Raymond Simmonds, Kristine Lang, Dustin Hite, David P. Pappas, John M. Martinis
We present experimental data that demonstrates a large reduction in the coherence of a Josephson phase qubit from spurious microwave resonances. These resonances are believed to arise from resonant fluctuators in the tunnel junction that couple to the

In-situ conductance characterization of Fe/Ag multilayer contacts on GaAs

July 1, 2003
Dustin Hite, Stephen E. Russek, David P. Pappas
Electrical transport characteristics for epitaxially grown Ag/Fe/Ag multilayers on GaAs(100) and GaAs(110) have been studied under various growth conditions. The surfaces and structure of the multilayer were characterized by low energy electron diffraction

Formation of aluminum oxide thin films on FeAl(110) studied by STM

February 6, 2003
Orhan Kizilkaya, Dustin Hite, David M. Zehner, Phillip T. Sprunger
The surface morphology and atomic structure of clean and oxidized FeAl(l 10) surfaces have been investigated with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). An incommensurate reconstructed structure, having FeAl2 stoichiometry confined to the outmost layer, is

Reactive epitaxy of beryllium on Si(1 1 1)-(7 x 7)

January 1, 2003
Dustin Hite, Shu-Jung Tang, Phillip T. Sprunger
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) have been used to investigate the nucleation, growth, and structure of beryllium on Si(1 1 1)-(7 x 7). STM indicates that a chemical reaction occurs at temperatures as low as 120 K