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Assembly of Topological Qubits into a Register

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0373
Agency Tracking Number: F19C-010-0167
Amount: $24,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19C-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-12
Small Business Information
3100 Fresh Way SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 124289294
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Roberto Disalvo
 Principal Engineer
 (513) 328-5050
Business Contact
 Alton Reich
Phone: (256) 713-1220
Research Institution
 Wake Forest University
 Gloria Stickney Gloria Stickney
PO Box 7528
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States

 (336) 758-4971
 Nonprofit College or University

Quantum computer technology is critical and strategic to the Air Force. Quantum computer technology based on topological qubits is inherently stable and resistant to errors because it exploits local topological symmetries and global boundary conditions of chalcogenide materials to yield unique, emergent quantum cooperative signatures. Wake Forest University and Streamline Automation have been working collaboratively for the last five years to develop practical applications for these topological chalcogenide materials. Our technology relies on topological complexity that yields charge-parity (CP) protected states. These states are “interacted” to yield stable entanglement. In this Phase I we propose to wire-bond several topological qubit nanoplatelets to produce the worlds-first topological qubit register. A register is the basic addressable element of a computer. This technological advantage and market interest in quantum computing has enabled us to begin working with a startup accelerator about fundraising. The demonstration of a viable qubit register that operates at room temperature and can be produced using current chip foundry technologies is a major advancement toward practical quantum computing hardware.

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