In this area, Argonne is harnessing various quantum mechanical features to perform highly sensitive measurements. Potential applications include imaging brain function, searching for gravitational waves, and hunting for dark matter.
Argonne has a strong computational research program that explores the use of quantum mechanical properties to perform calculations. We also use supercomputing facilities to simulate the behavior of quantum materials, algorithms, and networks.
Projects in this area focus on development and characterization of materials for next-generation quantum systems, such as quantum bits or “qubits,” which are fundamental objects in QIS and form the basis of quantum computing and networking architectures.