Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center
A national center for advancing quantum science and technology
Toward the quantum future
Coherence time is the limit on how long a qubit can retain its quantum state before that state is ruined by noise. It is critical to advancing quantum computing, sensing and communication. SQMS is leading the way in extending coherence time of superconducting quantum systems thanks to world-class materials science and through the development of superconducting quantum cavities integrated with industry-designed and -fabricated computer chips.
One of the ambitious goals of SQMS is to build and deploy a beyond-state-of-the-art quantum computer based on superconducting technologies. Its unique high connectivity will provide unprecedented opportunity to explore novel quantum algorithms. Center researchers are also working to develop ultrasensitive quantum sensors, which aid physicists in searches for undiscovered particles and could lead to the discovery of the nature of dark matter.