2D semiconductors for quantum information processing

Dr. Ido Kaminer | Electrical and Computer Engineering


Chemistry and Materials | Physics and Electro-Optics

The Technology

Quatum computers use materials which show quantum properties at very low temperatures. Maintaining these cryogenic temperatures requires a lot of energy, is costly and sizable.

The discovery of graphene stimulated a surge for ultra-thin magnets, which included magnetically doped graphene, metallic thin films (Pt, Fe) or chrome-based lamellar materials. These metallic materials exhibit unprecedented electrical and optical characteristics, however, often showed chemical instability, mostly being metallic and lacking reproducibility upon doping.

New exotic 2D materials that carry magnetism with semiconducting properties, enabling to store qubit states and tune their properties at nearly room temperature, which is of importance for quantum information and spin-electronic devices. The new materials magnetic ordering can be manipulated by applying external stimuli.


  • Chemical robustness
  • Stable magnetic properties
  • Better lifetime at higher temperatures
  • Tunability by external stimuli

Applications and Opportunities

  • Magnetic memories
  • Sources for quantum communication
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