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About the Center

Mission statement:  The Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials – M2QM – aims to provide the materials physics and chemistry understanding of molecular magnetic quantum materials essential for quantum and conventional computing beyond Moore’s Law.
The overarching goal is to turn molecular magnets into quantum materials useful for both quantum computing and quantum current conventional devices.

Three fundamental scientific objectives:
(i) mastering the materials physics and chemistry of quantum magnets at the molecular scale in order to design and control all aspects of their quantum states and their dissipation and dynamics;

(ii) achieving the ability to design and make such materials as stable aggregates (crystals, adsorbates, nanostructures, etc.) while preserving or even enhancing their key physical properties;

(iii) developing methods to interrogate and reversibly switch their quantum states (e.g. spin states).

Strategic objectives:
Bottom-up (molecules → materials) design, synthesis, and characterization of stable, switchable molecular magnetic systems                  (MMSs)
Development of fundamental understanding, principles, and methods of  obtaining and characterizing such MMSs
Identification of novel quantum materials properties and realization of  them in MMSs

Partner Institutions

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Florida State University
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • University of Central Florida