Quantum Coherence in Molecular Heavy Element Clock Qubits


This work will harness the unique electronic structures of heavy elements to create and control quantum coherent properties in atomically precise molecular spin qubits. Nocton is an expert in inorganic synthesis and electronic structure and will supply the novel ligands developed in his labs at  École Polytechnique. Minasian will provide access to unique radioisotopes, facilities at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for heavy element research, and characterization including synchrotron radiation, EPR, and magnetometry. We expect this new collaborative effort to afford designer molecular qubits with sustained coherent properties at higher temperatures.

Stefan Minasian
Stefan Minasian
Chemical Sciences Division,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

France PI: 
Grégory Nocton
Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire,  École Polytechnique

Stefan Minasian
Grégory Nocton
Publication date: 
July 1, 2022
Publication type: 
Funded Project