Funds information


Project title: International Centre for Interfacing Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter – MagTop (FENG.02.01-IP.05-0028/23)

Tasks and activities to be implemented under the project:

The core activity of Centre MagTop, as one of International Research Agenda R&D excellence centres located at the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, is directed at solving grand challenges of topological matter interfaced with magnetism and superconductivity, and discovering experimentally and theoretically new materials and unanticipated topology-related phenomena, which will enlarge research horizons in this field  and   indicate possible new market-relevant applications. MagTop’s motto is: „Experimental results and applications inspire theory; theory inspires materials development and applications”.

Target groups:

The Centre MagTop, with its innovative approach and focus on advanced materials and technologies, will bring significant benefits by increasing the availability of scientific resources to research centers, the industrial sector, and society. Each of these target groups will be able to use the project’s results for their own purposes, which will translate into overall technological and social development. The Centre MagTop has already established cooperation agreements with the Central Office of Measures and six high-technology companies, with which MagTop has developed patents, publications, and implementations. The MAB/FENG project will enable increased cooperation in the field of applications of materials and topological phenomena.

International Centre for Interfacing Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter – MagTop (FENG.02.01-IP.05-0028/23)

Objectives and outcomes of the project:

In the MagTop project, in addition to searching for unforeseen today new phenomena and technological inventions, MagTop’s researchers aim to achieve seven ambitious objectives related to:

  1. Development of methods for obtaining topological semiconductors, including molecular beam epitaxy, using machine learning methods.
  2. Obtaining an integrated module consisting of an infrared detector and a thermoelectric cooler made from the same compound.
  3. Identification of the best material platform exhibiting quantized Hall resistance without an external magnetic field and exploration of new phenomena for quantum metrology.
  4. Fabrication of gated Josephson junctions based on nanobridges of conventional superconductors and topological materials as transistors for application in quantum computing and sensing.
  5. As an alternative to the qubit based on Majorana excitations, investigation of the prospects for applications of quantum gates employing magnetic impurities in superconductors (Shiba states) and launching international collaboration to test the concept experimentally.
  6. Appling the pioneering method of a single vortex manipulation for the development of novel concept of superconducting devices: memory cells, logical elements, diodes, and transistors.
  7. Demonstration of the utility of interfacial topological states for improving contacts of semiconductors with metals or superconductors, and for catalysis.

Project value: 29 995 000,00 zł

Amount of European Funds contribution: 29 995 000,00 zł


Skip to content