2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EQ18-Emerging Materials for Quantum Information

To achieve useful application, quantum information systems must increase in size and incorporate more complex control schemes, while also becoming more robust. Tackling these challenges requires a multidisciplinary approach, as diverse as the different physical implementations of qubits themselves. Materials research remains one of the fundamental ways to develop the understanding that can drive progress in both performance and complexity, forming the basis for the engineered quantum systems of the future. Cornerstones of quantum information research include: understanding the link between material properties and the key metrics for quantum information devices; improving the quality of key materials and interfaces in a meaningful way; and discovery of materials and interfaces that enable novel quantum states and manipulation schemes. This symposium will bridge the gap between researchers in the materials science and quantum information device communities by providing a forum that addresses understanding and connections of structure-property relationships for semiconductor spin qubits, superconducting qubits, ion traps, and exotic quasiparticles.

Topics will include:

  • Identification of materials or interface issues that limit the performance of quantum information devices
  • Advances in technologies for growth, fabrication, and characterization of materials that hold promise for improving quantum state robustness or system size
  • Application of numerical modeling to the materials used in quantum information systems to better understand qubit behavior
  • Emerging quantum states of matter, such as topological states and others, that hold the promise of encoding quantum information
  • New combinations of materials and interface engineering that can enable quantum state transduction between dissimilar quantum systems
  • Investigations into structure-property relationships of quantum information devices and materials
  • Advances in key technologies underlying control systems for quantum devices, including state preparation, manipulation, and detection

Invited Speakers:

  • Todd Barick (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Maya Berlin-Udi (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Maja Cassidy (The University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Elham Fadaly (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Mark Gyure (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Frances Hellman (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Nico Hendrickx (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • David Jamieson (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Jelena Klinovaja (University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Corey Rae McRae (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • John Nichol (University of Rochester, USA)
  • Ravi Pillarisetty (Intel Corporation, USA)
  • Sven Rogge (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Javad Shabani (New York University, USA)
  • Richard Silver (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Stephanie Simmons (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Kenta Takeda (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Anne-Marije Zwerver (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)

Symposium Organizers

Shashank Misra
Sandia National Laboratories

Susan Coppersmith
University of New South Wales

Vincenzo Lordi
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Giordano Scappucci
Delft University of Technology

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