Workshop on Q-NEXT characterization needs for Argonne user facilities – Sept. 30

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Q-NEXT Extreme Scale Characterization Thrust will host a workshop on the use of the unique capabilities of the Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. The workshop will focus on addressing materials characterization and control challenges in the creation of advanced quantum systems.

The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Central time. Q-NEXT members are invited to attend. Contact Charlotte Holloway for meeting link and more information.

Q-NEXT is focused on creating scalable quantum systems for transduction of quantum information over macroscopic distances — a transformative goal with potentially broad impact in information processing, communication and nanoscale sensing. Advanced characterization capabilities at Argonne facilities are key to addressing the materials challenges of this effort, especially considering the orders-of-magnitude improvement in hard X-ray beam coherence expected by the completion of the APS-Upgrade project.

Use of these capabilities will play a key role in the Extreme Scale Characterization Thrust and will help to uniquely identify the role of structural and electronic perturbations in high-impact scientific questions at Q-NEXT.

This workshop is intended to organize Q-NEXT use cases of the Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne in the context of recent research and to identify intersectional research areas where QIS materials challenges identified by Q-NEXT may be uniquely enabled by Argonne’s scientific user facilities.

If you are unable to attend but wish to contribute scientific topics directly to the workshop discussion or report, please contact Martin Holt.



Time Agenda Topics Speaker
9:30 Welcome and Outlook Stephen Streiffer
9:40 Materials research capabilities and highlights from the APS X-ray Science Division and APS-U project Jonathan Lang
10:10 Capabilities for quantum materials characterization and control at the Center for Nanoscale Materials Martin Holt
10:40 Discussion Open
11:00 Break
11:10 Deterministic synthesis and optimization of quantum materials through the Q-NEXT Quantum Foundries Nazar Delegan
11:40 Tunable and transferable diamond membranes for integrated quantum technologies Alex High
12:10 Discussion Open
12:20 Break
1:00 Enabling atomistic design of quantum systems Danna Freedman
1:30 Materials challenges to quantum applications of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond Shimon Kolkowitz
2:00 Quantum control of spin and orbital states with a diamond acoustic resonator Greg Fuchs
2:40 Discussion Open
2:50 Break
3:00 Ultrafast x-ray scattering probes of local structural heterogeneity Aaron Lindenberg
3:30 Materials Origin of Decoherence in Superconducting Qubits Robert McDermott
4:00 Discussion Open
4:30 End


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