Granular aluminum is an intriguing superconducting material, which has recently been receiving increasing attention in the superconducting quantum bits (qubits) and detectors communities. Among its key features are a tunable kinetic inductance up to nH/sq, amenable nonlinearity, and low microwave frequency losses [1,2,3]. Furthermore, quasiparticle relaxation times on the order of ~s have been recently observed .
We will present our recent results on granular aluminum quantum circuits , and discuss how superconducting qubits combined with fast readout electronics could be utilized as ultra-sensitive low temperature detectors.
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