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Cornell Researchers Receive $5.4M from DOE to Advance Quantum science

By IQT News posted 17 Aug 2021

(Cornell.edu) Cornell researchers and their collaborators will continue to advance quantum science and technology thanks to $5.4 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
The Cornell project “Hybrid Quantum Magnonics for Transduction and Sensing” received $1.8 million of the funding and is led by Greg Fuchs, Ph.D. ’07, associate professor of applied and engineering physics in the College of Engineering.
The research aims to make advances on one of the fundamental challenges of solid-state quantum technologies: networking quantum processors together to exchange information. The project will also focus on quantum-enhanced sensing, by using magnons – the magnetic excitations in ultra-low damping materials – to connect superconducting circuits to individual quantum bits.
The Cornell project “Planar System for Quantum Information” received $3.6 million and is led by Jie Shan, professor of applied and engineering physics (Cornell Engineering).
Shan and collaborators will focus on developing moiré materials for quantum simulation, which are formed by overlaying layers of 2D materials with a small twist angle or lattice mismatch. Electrons can tunnel between traps created by the moiré structure, presenting unprecedented possibilities for simulation of interacting quantum particles in a solid-state platform.
Cornell is leading two of 29 research projects announced July 23 by the DOE’s Office of Science. The funding supports researchers who are developing the next generation of quantum smart devices and computer technology, which are critical tools to solving pressing national challenges, according to U.S Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.

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