(Phys.org) Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a theoretical foundation and new computational tools for predicting a material’s spin dynamics, a key property for building solid-state quantum computing platforms and other applications of spintronics.
“The key property for quantum information science is the lifetime of the spin states, known as the spin relaxation and decoherence time,” said Yuan Ping, assistant professor of chemistry at UC Santa Cruz. “For quantum information applications, we need materials with long spin relaxation times.”
By enabling the rational design of materials, instead of searching blindly and testing a wide range of materials experimentally, these new methods could enable rapid advances in the field of quantum information technologies.

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