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Material Synthesis

Driven by world-class departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry (both consistently ranked top 5 in the United States), researchers at Northwestern expand the available materials for quantum applications through new synthesis.  This includes (1) synthesis, fabrication, and processing of low-dimensional materials, (2) exploratory solid-state synthesis methods for intergrowth 2D systems and metal oxides, and (3) synthesis of atomically precise qubits, gates, and arrays. Recent studies include low-dimensional van der Waals materials and heterostructures that possess a wide range of electronic properties as semiconductors, insulators, metals, and superconductors applicable to quantum applications.  Another example is the bottom-up synthesis of qubit pairs in donor-acceptor systems, which have displayed coherent spin motion for microseconds at room temperature, that could provide a basis for new quantum computing and information processing strategies based on electron spins.

Affiliated Faculty

Bedzyk

Michael Bedzyk

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Freedman

Danna Freedman

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Hersam

Mark Hersam

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Kanatzidis

Mercouri Kanatzidis

Professor
Chemistry

Lauhon

Lincoln Lauhon

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Poeppelmeier

Kenneth Poeppelmeier

Professor
Chemistry

Schaller

Richard Schaller

Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Seideman T

Tamar Seideman

Professor
Chemistry

Wasielewski

Michael Wasielewski

Professor
Chemistry

Weiss

Emily Weiss

Professor
Chemistry

Wessels

Bruce Wessels

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering