Quantum Materials and New Qubits
Quantum phenomena can give rise to exotic, macroscopic material properties. For example, certain recently discovered materials display states and excitations that are related to the topology of their electronic states, and otherwise fragile quantum states are thus protected by symmetry.
Isolated quantum systems can serve as excellent qubits in a quantum processor, but in order to address them and integrate them, they must no longer be fully isolated. On-going work to identify new qubits and engineer their host materials is critical to realizing new quantum applications.