# Resolving the positions of defects in superconducting quantum bits

@article{Bilmes2019ResolvingTP, title={Resolving the positions of defects in superconducting quantum bits}, author={Alexander Bilmes and Anthony Megrant and Paul V. Klimov and Georg Weiss and John M. Martinis and Alexey V. Ustinov and J{\"u}rgen Lisenfeld}, journal={Scientific Reports}, year={2019}, volume={10} }

Solid-state quantum coherent devices are quickly progressing. Superconducting circuits, for instance, have already been used to demonstrate prototype quantum processors comprising a few tens of quantum bits. This development also revealed that a major part of decoherence and energy loss in such devices originates from a bath of parasitic material defects. However, neither the microscopic structure of defects nor the mechanisms by which they emerge during sample fabrication are understood. Here…

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