Low-Dimensional Materials for Quantum Information Science
Recent years have seen the beginnings of maturation of quantum information schemes in both highly specialized laboratory research environments and in engineered technologies for commercial applications. As with classical information technology in the last century, future advances in quantum information will likely be guided by mastery over the composition and function of materials. In particular, the impact of reduced dimensionality in heterostructures, nanostructures, molecular compounds, and other systems brings materials into regimes dominated by atomic-scale features or quantum properties, enabling avenues of control that shape the relevance of diverse material systems to information science applications. Low-dimensional materials and their interfaces with other components have been used to demonstrate size-dependent properties, chemical, electronic, magnetic, or optical control, and quantum manipulation, among other relevant phenomena. These same opportunities in both existing and new low-dimensional materials will be crucial for driving the development of highly-engineered, scalable, and functional quantum information applications in communication, sensing and computation.
This special issue highlights the experimental and theoretical advances in the understanding of low-dimensional materials that are broadly relevant for emerging quantum information science. Lying at the intersection of physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and computation, this topic will encompass diverse material systems, phenomenology, experimental demonstrations, theoretical advances, and device implementations.
Guest Editors: Prineha Narang, Nathaniel Stern, Xiaodong Xu with JCP Editors Lasse Jensen, David Reichman, Qiang Shi, and Emily Weiss