You probably noticed that computers are not getting as faster as they did years ago. That’s because the current semiconductor technology supporting the traditional computer hardware is hitting its limit. Quantum computing is expected to be a game changer to fulfill the computational needs to deal with big problems such as climate change, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and financial modeling. Quantum materials are the foundation of realization of quantum computing and communication. This project focuses on the growth and characterization of quantum materials including organic and inorganic thin films.
|Advisor Name:||Xiaoshan Xu|
|Advisor College:||Arts and Sciences|
|Advisor Department:||Physics and Astronomy|
|Potential Student Tasks:||Responsibilities include reading and learning about material physics, conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data alongside graduate student and the adviser. In addition, lab maintenance and attending weekly group meetings and reporting research progress are expected.|
|Student Qualifications:||Previous exposure to physics, such as AP physics or UNL general physics, is needed. Interests in physical and materials research are important. Excellent reading and writing skills and the ability to summarize multiple sources will be critical for the success of the training.|
|Training, Mentoring, and Workplace Community:||Undergraduate students start by learning from the graduate student and the advisor by understanding the big picture and experimental techniques. Meanwhile, the advisor, graduate student, and the trainee will work together identifying a self-contained project for the trainee, under the supervision of graduate student and the advisor. The trainee has flexibility tow work on the project in a self-paced manner.|