Design rules and synthesis of quantum memory candidates

At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, researchers used density functional theory to identify europium compounds as candidates for quantum memory. They synthesized a new, air-stable material, Cs2NaEuF6, potentially useful for storing quantum states. This work advances the search for materials capable of long-term quantum information storage, utilizing rare earth elements known for their unique atomic structures conducive to long-lived excited states. This breakthrough supports the development of materials for quantum computing applications. For more information, you can read the full article on Newswise: