The Innovation Cycle for Quantum Technologies
Quantum mechanics is the ultimate description of nature. Devices that operate via the laws of
quantum mechanics can reach efficiencies beyond those available to any classical device. They
have and will transform health and medicine, secure communication, quantum computing, and
more. To realize quantum devices, however, requires an innovation cycle: new quantum
materials, new characterization methods, new fabrication techniques, and new device testing, all
leading to new quantum applications. One essential quantum application is the simulation and
design of new quantum materials, so the cycle closes and may be repeated. Dr. David Cory will
share how the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo is working to
implement this innovation cycle, and in particular describe the need for quantum probes to study
quantum matter – with examples from neutron interferometry developed with researchers at the
NIST Center for Neutron Research.
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