For years, niobium was considered an underperformer when it came to superconducting qubits. Now scientists supported by Q-NEXT have found a way to engineer a high-performing niobium-based qubit and so take advantage of niobium’s superior qualities.
Q-NEXT collaborator and UChicago grad student Chloe Washabaugh creates high-performance qubits from designer molecules. Not only is she expanding the applications of quantum devices, but she’s also working to attract a diverse audience to quantum.
With support from the Q-NEXT quantum center, scientists leverage nanoscale-research facilities to conduct pioneering precision studies of qubits in silicon carbide, leading to a better understanding of quantum devices and higher performance.
Diamond and lithium niobate are often touted as high-performance quantum materials. Now, in a result supported by the Q-NEXT center, scientists have combined the two materials as a single quantum device, with exciting results.
An institutional partner of the Q-NEXT quantum research center, JPMorgan Chase is advancing quantum technologies for the financial sector while collaborating with other organizations to push the quantum frontier for all.