Hersam - Creating and Interfacing Designer Chemical Qubits

Project: Research project

Project Details


The next decade of scientific innovation will be accelerated by the quantum revolution, a nascent approach devoted to harnessing quantum phenomena to advance macroscopic technology across a myriad of platforms. As clearly articled in the BES-QIS report (co-authored by Freedman) creating new materials is essential for the realization of QIS. Central to this goal is creating qubits with designer attributes, building upon the previous successes within this field by bringing spatial control to qubit design. One approach to imbue qubits with spatial precision is designing bottom-up arrays of qubits. Here, we propose using chemistry to create metal-organic (Freedman, Harris) and radical-based (Dichtel, Wasielewski) arrays of qubits and interface them with surfaces (Hersam). This work will be guided by electronic structure theory (Rondinelli). The entire Northwestern-based team is perfectly poised to address the challenge of creating a new generation of atomically precise, surface-integrated materials for QIS.
Effective start/end date9/15/189/14/24


  • Department of Energy (DE-SC0019356-0005)


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