1.3.1 Quantum materials

Course subject(s) Module 1. Introducing the building blocks of a quantum computer

Quantum materials are an essential feature if one would like to build a quantum computer or use the quantum internet. On a daily basis, Giordano Scappucci is working on optimizing quantum materials at QuTech. He will introduce you to this field of quantum mechanics.

Main takeaways

  • Quantum materials provide the environment where qubits, the elemental unit of quantum information processing, are defined and live.
  • Precision in material uniformity, chemical composition and electrical properties are crucial for the requirements of having both many qubits and long decoherence times.
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition is an industrial process that uses high purity gases to make high quality materials, with desired physical and electronic properties.
  • Transmission electron microscopy is a process to inspect the fabricated heterostructures with high resolution.
  • Temperature, electric fields and magnetic fields are useful parameters to determine properties of quantum materials such as mobility and electron density.
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