3rd Quantum Matters in Materials Science (in-person), February 21-22, 2024 , NIST, MD, USA

Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 3rd Quantum Matters in Materials Science workshop (QMMS) sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The QMMS workshop will be held as an in-person only event at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) located at 9700 Great Seneca Highway in Rockville, Maryland, USA on Feb 21-22, 2024.

The workshop will be focused on quantum phenomena in emerging materials for next generation devices. All materials are inherently quantum in nature, but when quantum phenomena manifest at the classical scale we can hope to leverage their properties for applications. Large scale initiatives such as the Materials Genome Initiative, the National Quantum Initiative, and the CHIPS for America Act represent compelling approaches to investigate quantum materials and accelerate their development for quantum information systems (QIS), for the use in future integrated circuits, and other practical industrial applications. For these approaches and initiatives to be successful, it is essential to have good synergy between experimental and computational efforts. This workshop aims at streamlining these efforts. To make the workshop as effective as possible, we plan to mainly focus on 2D and 3D inorganic superconductor, topological, magnetic, and semiconducting materials, but we are not limited to those systems.

Some of the key topics to be addressed by both theory and experiments are:

  1. discovery and characterization of new superconductors/topological, magnetic, and semiconducting materials,

  2. optimization of known quantum materials,

  3. investigation of defect induced behavior and transitions,

  4. electronics, spintronics, and quantum memory applications,

  5. challenges in applying QIS technologies at industrial scale,

  6. successes and challenges in integrating next-generation materials into integrated circuits (microchips),

  7. high fidelity many-body computational methods to treat quantum materials,

  8. applications for quantum computing and quantum simulations.

For students, postdocs, and other researchers who wish to present a poster at the workshop, please send an abstract to [email protected], no later than Friday October 6, 2023. Registration will be required to attend ($100 for regular attendees, $60 for students. Please contact [email protected] for student promo code).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Maryland, USA.

The organizing committee (Daniel Wines, Kamal Choudhary, Francesca Tavazza, Kevin Garrity).

Homepage and recordings from previous QMMS: https://jarvis.nist.gov/events/qmms

Workshop Registration link: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2024/02/quantum-matters-materials-science-workshop