2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Late Breaking Abstract Submission Closed
January 11, 2018 (11:59 pm ET)

Symposium LN01—Materials Science to Empower Quantum Information Technologies

Quantum materials have exotic physical properties that arise from quantum mechanical or topological properties of their electrons. These materials display novel surface properties, magnetic effects, and optical properties, and are expected to lead to, for example, qubits with enhanced coherence times and sensors with unprecedented accuracy. This session will focus on near term applications of quantum devices for information processing and enhanced sensing, how these applications can be enhanced using novel quantum materials, and what tools and techniques will be required to accelerate this process.

The symposium will consist of invited speakers, but we welcome submissions for an evening poster session.

Topics will include:

  • Near-term applications of quantum devices for information processing and enhanced sensing
  • Enhancing qubit coherence with novel or improved materials
  • Predicting and measuring microscopic origins of quantum decoherence
  • Harnessing topological materials for sensing or information processing
  • Techniques for measuring quantum devices with greater precision
  • Advances and developments of ab-initio and multi-scale methods applied to topological materials or materials used in quantum information systems

Invited Speakers:

  • Bogdan A. Bernevig (Princeton University, USA)
  • Charles M. Marcus (University of Copenhagen/Microsoft Corporation, Denmark)
  • David P. Pappas (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Jay D. Sau (University of Maryland, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Richard P. Muller
Sandia National Laboratories
505-284-3669, rmuller@sandia.gov

Jerry Chow
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

John King Gamble
Microsoft Research

Chris Richardson
University of Maryland
Laboratory for Physical Sciences