# Impact of ionizing radiation on superconducting qubit coherence

@article{Vepsalainen2020ImpactOI, title={Impact of ionizing radiation on superconducting qubit coherence}, author={A. Vepsalainen and Amir H. Karamlou and J. Orrell and Akshunna S. Dogra and B. Loer and F. Vasconcelos and David K. Kim and A. Melville and B. Niedzielski and J. Yoder and S. Gustavsson and J. Formaggio and B. VanDevender and W. Oliver}, journal={Nature}, year={2020}, volume={584}, pages={551 - 556} }

Technologies that rely on quantum bits (qubits) require long coherence times and high-fidelity operations1. Superconducting qubits are one of the leading platforms for achieving these objectives2,3. However, the coherence of superconducting qubits is affected by the breaking of Cooper pairs of electrons4–6. The experimentally observed density of the broken Cooper pairs, referred to as quasiparticles, is orders of magnitude higher than the value predicted at equilibrium by the Bardeen–Cooper… Expand

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