Symposium EM08—Emerging Materials for Quantum Information

The encoding of information onto individual quantum states and use for communication, memory, and computation is a driving motivation for interdisciplinary research. The synthesis of materials and characterization of the material structure, property, and performance provide opportunities to fundamentally shape the realization of quantum information devices. Linked improvements in materials fabrication, characterization, and simulation are needed to improve quantum computing materials and create new materials that may have a revolutionary impact on quantum information device design. This symposium will act as a conduit to unite researchers in the materials science and quantum information device communities and provide a forum that addresses understanding and connections of structure property relationships across length scales and device performance relevant to quantum information. Topics include research addressing materials issues in quantum information devices; in addition to research focused on new quantum states of matter that can support quantum information, and new combinations of materials that offer promise to introduce new classes of quantum information devices.

Topics will include:

  • Materials issues in quantum information device performance
  • Emerging quantum states of matter that hold the promise of containing quantum information such as Majorana Fermions, topological materials, and 2D materials.
  • New combinations of materials and interface states that could lead to new designs for quantum information devices such as superconductor-semiconductor devices.
  • Investigations into structure-property relationships of quantum information devices and materials. A few examples are electron microscopy studies with correlated electrical or optical characterization, correlations between fabrication variabilities with variations in characteristic frequencies, and sensitivity analysis of device variability that are expressed in changes of device performance.
  • Materials advances that enable improvements in quantum state lifetime and coherence times for semiconductor, superconductor, ion trap, and defect qubit devices.
  • Advances and developments of ab-initio and multi-scale methods applied to materials used in quantum information systems
  • Interaction of materials with quantum information such as single photon/spin sources, detectors, and dynamics near the ground state.
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • David Awschalom (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Hendrik Bluhm (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Guido Burkard (University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Ezra Bussmann (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Maja Cassidy (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Jerry Chow (IBM, USA)
  • Lara Faoro (French National Center for Scientific Research, France)
  • Gregory Fuchs (Cornell University, USA)
  • Adam Gali (Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary)
  • Mike Manfra (Purdue University, USA)
  • John Martinis (Google, USA)
  • Dane McCamey (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Will Oliver (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, USA)
  • Karl Peterson (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Jeremy Sage (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, USA)
  • Stephanie Simmons (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Benoit Voisin (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Symposium Organizers

Chris Richardson
University of Maryland
Laboratory for Physical Sciences

Jeffrey McCallum
University of Melbourne
School of Physics

Javad Shabani
The City College of New York
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Clare Yu
University of California, Irvine
Department of Physics and Astronomy