The emerging quantum revolution is quietly transforming science. This nascent approach to scientific and technological discovery will spark innovation across a diverse range of fields traversing computation, sensing, and precise measurement. Within the area of energy research, quantum systems offer the potential to unravel complex questions within energy transfer in photovoltaics, catalytic mechanisms, and high-energy physics. Over the past decade, the interdisciplinary scientific community laid the groundwork for the next generation of quantum technologies through a number of key advances in the understanding of the core quantum unit, the qubit. These foundational discoveries include creating optically addressable qubits, realizing the entanglement of multiple qubits, and asserting quantum control over a plethora of qubit candidates. Creating the next generation of qubits necessitates hybridizing these attributes into a single system. One intriguing approach to imbuing optically addressable qubits with spatial control is the bottom up assembly of qubits using molecule-based qubits. Using molecular systems enables the theoretically motivated design and synthesis of arrays of qubits ready for technological integration. We seek to predict, create, and understand optically addressable molecular qubits, thereby fusing the functionality of defect-based qubits with the spatial control of coordination chemistry. This new class of qubits will have transformative applications in the construction of the next generation of quantum computers and in quantum sensing applications.
|Effective start/end date||6/18/20 → 6/17/23|
- Army Research Office (W911NF2010088)
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