Workshop Details
From Fundamentals of Molecular Spin Qubit Design to Molecule-Enabled Quantum Information (In-Person Participation)
06/06/2022 - 06/10/2022
Meeting Description:

Electronic and nuclear spins can function as qubits - the basic unit of quantum computers. Spins are quantum systems containing two or more levels for which a coherent superposition state can be established and manipulated by electromagnetic radiations—recall magnetic resonance techniques ubiquitous in chemistry and biological applications. Spin states that act as qubits can be achieved in inorganic semiconductors as impurities, or in insulators, like diamond, as defect- dopant states. However, key challenges for this class of spin qubit are the limited ability to tailor qubit properties and, especially, to control qubit-qubit distances, and, hence, interactions. In contrast, spins in molecular systems have recently leapt to the forefront as a potential qubit technology with a unique combination of traits. They have the potential to be operated in the solid-state and at room-temperature. They exhibit ultrafast (ns to ps) gate operations, which lowers the requirement for coherence times. Coherence times for molecular qubits can be 10^4 to 10^6 times longer than gate operations. Beyond this, they address the challenges faced by spins associated with inorganic impurities or defect-states. Namely, concepts from supramolecular chemistry can be applied to prepare discrete multiple-qubit constructs, while crystalline coordination polymer chemistry, e.g., in the form of metal-organic frameworks or covalent- organic frameworks, offers a strategy for organizing qubits into extended arrays.

In this workshop, we will delve into the theoretical basis for molecular spin systems as important building blocks for next-generation quantum information systems, spanning fundamental spin- phonon relaxation processes, spin-spin entanglement control, and spin-photon entanglement and transduction, including use of quantum-photon sources and photonic cavities. We will also discuss the advanced characterization tools and methods being used to explore and exploit these systems, including electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy and optical, magnetic and scanning probe techniques. Finally, we will focus on the chemical synthesis of molecules, their assemblies and hybrid materials most promising for realizing key quantum phenomena of coherence, entanglement and transduction.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 8143

From Fundamentals of Molecular Spin Qubit Design to Molecule-Enabled Quantum Information (In-Person Participation) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Albert, Victor V. NIST
Aromí Bedmar, Guillem Universitat de Barcelona
Barrios Moreno, Leoní A. Universitat de Barcelona
Bittner, Eric University of Houston
Cheng, Hai-Ping University of Florida
Chilton, Nicholas The University of Manchester
Demir, Selvan Michigan State University
Dolgopolova, Ekaterina Los Alamos National Laboratory
Greer, Sam Los Alamos National Laboratory
Hadt, Ryan G. Caltech
Hanabe Subramanya, Manoj Vinayaka Florida State University
Hill, Stephen Florida State University
Hollingsworth, Jennifer Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jones, Andrew Los Alamos National Laboratory
Kirk, Martin The University of New Mexico
Lunghi, Alessandro Trinity College Dublin
Owczarek, Magdalena Los Alamos National Laboratory
Piryatinski, Andrei Los Alamos National Lab
Reid, Obadiah University of Colorado
Sinitsyn, Nikolai Los Alamos National Laboratory
Snow, Jonathan E. Louisiana State University, Geology and Geophysics
Stein, Benjamin W LANL
Zadrozny, Joseph Colorado State University
Zapf, Vivien Los Alamos National Lab
Zhang, Xiaoguang University of Florida
Zhang, Yu Los Alamos National Laboratory

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