Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > MIT researchers to play key roles in new Center for Integrated Quantum Materials: Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing

Raymond C. Ashoori
Photo: Denis Paiste/Materials Processing Center
Raymond C. Ashoori

Photo: Denis Paiste/Materials Processing Center

Abstract:
MIT physics professor Raymond C. Ashoori and a team of MIT researchers will play key roles of the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, led by Harvard University and funded with a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center program award.

MIT researchers to play key roles in new Center for Integrated Quantum Materials: Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing

Cambridge, MA | Posted on October 2nd, 2013

"The idea is to make structures where quantum mechanics shows up in either electronic or optical signatures," says Ashoori, who will serve as co-principal investigator in the effort to develop a new class of quantum electronic devices and systems that will transform signal processing and computation.

The team will work with graphene, a one-atom thick form of carbon; topological insulators, a class of materials on which electrons move, on the surface, in the directions of their individual electronic spins; and nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond, which can store quantum information and be readily probed optically.

MIT will receive about $1 million a year, for five years. The MIT award will be managed by the Materials Processing Center.

"Ultimately, we would like to integrate our knowledge from these three basic areas into projects that develop on all three ideas," Ashoori says. "There are possibilities for radically different kinds of electronics with these materials. Topological insulators are a newer field where it may be possible to implement strategies for quantum computing and to do some really way out things."

Graphene could potentially replace silicon as the material for future computer processors.

The project's principal investigator is Robert M. Westervelt, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Applied Physics and of Physics at Harvard. Besides Ashoori, other co-principal investigators are Gary L. Harris, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Howard University; and Carol Lynn Alpert, director of strategic projects at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Other MIT researchers involved in the project include Department of Physics faculty Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Nuh Gedik, Liang Fu, Leonid S. Levitov and Jagadeesh Moodera (senior scientist); Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science faculty Tomas Palacios and Jing Kong; and mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd.

"What I like about our group from MIT is it's very tight, in that people have considerable overlap in interests," Ashoori says. "Even within MIT, it's a mechanism for bringing us together and new collaborations frequently just happen this way when you are brought together at regular events that are part of a center like this. It just makes things happen, and it also gives people an incentive to make sure that things happen."

The researchers' proposal to NSF was one of three selected from a national competition that started with more than 250 pre-proposals. The project starts Oct. 1.
The project, based at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) also includes a network of four-year colleges, including Wellesley College, Gallaudet University, Olin College and Mount Holyoke College; and six community colleges, including Bunker Hill Community College. The educational component will focus on preparing these students for graduate school.

Rotating seminars will bring students and faculty from the different schools together. "The idea is to reach out to a pretty broad community that stretches us a bit beyond what we normally do in our day-to-day lives," Ashoori says.

There will also be corporate partnerships with BASF Corp. on graphene research, and with Element Six Ltd. and Epitaxial Technologies on diamond growth research.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
MIT news
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 11-400
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
617.253.2700
TTY 617.258.9344

Copyright © Massachusetts Institute of Technology

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability: The method can change a material's electronic band gap by up to 200 percent January 31st, 2015

Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory: Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena January 30th, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Nanopesticides January 30th, 2015

DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect: An accessible new way to study molecular interactions could lower cost and time associated with discovering new drugs January 30th, 2015

Graphene

Discovery Channel taps Angstron Materials for segment featuring graphene advances January 29th, 2015

Creating new materials with quantum effects for electronics January 29th, 2015

Graphenea sales more than double in 2014 January 29th, 2015

Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene: UC Riverside research could lead to new multi-functional electronic devices January 27th, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory: Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena January 30th, 2015

Nanoscale Mirrored Cavities Amplify, Connect Quantum Memories: Advance could lead to quantum computing and the secure transfer of information over long-distance fiber optic networks January 28th, 2015

Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film January 28th, 2015

'Bulletproof' battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables January 28th, 2015

Academic/Education

Rice's Naomi Halas to direct Smalley Institute: Optics pioneer will lead Rice's multidisciplinary science institute January 15th, 2015

SUNY Board Appoints Dr. Alain Kaloyeros as Founding President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute January 13th, 2015

CNSE's Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center Successfully Recertifies as ISO 9001:2008 January 12th, 2015

SUNY Poly Now Accepting Applications to the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Fall 2015: Full Scholarships Available to Incoming CNSE Students January 7th, 2015

Quantum Computing

Nanoscale Mirrored Cavities Amplify, Connect Quantum Memories: Advance could lead to quantum computing and the secure transfer of information over long-distance fiber optic networks January 28th, 2015

New pathway to valleytronics January 27th, 2015

Entanglement on a chip: Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers January 27th, 2015

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits January 22nd, 2015

Announcements

New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability: The method can change a material's electronic band gap by up to 200 percent January 31st, 2015

Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory: Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena January 30th, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Nanopesticides January 30th, 2015

DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect: An accessible new way to study molecular interactions could lower cost and time associated with discovering new drugs January 30th, 2015

Research partnerships

Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory: Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena January 30th, 2015

DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect: An accessible new way to study molecular interactions could lower cost and time associated with discovering new drugs January 30th, 2015

Made-in-Singapore rapid test kit detects dengue antibodies from saliva: IBN's MedTech innovation simplifies diagnosis of infectious diseases January 29th, 2015

Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply January 27th, 2015

Quantum nanoscience

New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability: The method can change a material's electronic band gap by up to 200 percent January 31st, 2015

Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory: Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena January 30th, 2015

Creating new materials with quantum effects for electronics January 29th, 2015

Nanoscale Mirrored Cavities Amplify, Connect Quantum Memories: Advance could lead to quantum computing and the secure transfer of information over long-distance fiber optic networks January 28th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE