We aim to understand and control the properties of nanoscale systems at an atomic level. At present, we are particularly interested in exploring and manipulating graphene properties with atomic precision. Specifically, we are adding new properties not naturally found in this purely 2D material, such as magnetic moments, gaps in the band structure or superconducting properties.
We have shown that both superconductivity and magnetism can be simultaneously induced in graphene, generating exotic Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states. Those states provide a starting point to ultimately create graphene topological qubits, putting forward graphene as a potential platform for topological quantum computing