Developing Novel Materials

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DU's Sandra and Gareth Eaton worked in collaboration with Colorado State University to create novel materials suited for use in quantum computing. We believe the research and ingenuity achieved by collaborating with partners like CSU is essential to break new ground and advance exciting technologies.

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About the Project

The novel materials explored in this project were defined by their long electron spin correlation times, which can potentially make them suitable for use as Qubits in quantum computing. We performed experiments to examine electron paramagnetic resonance and electron spin relation times. 

The materials have remarkable environmental sensitivity, which, theoretically, could be highly useful in the development of new bioimaging sensors. 

This subcontract supports the synthetic work at Colorado State University to prepare novel materials that have long electron spin correlation times that are suitable for use in quantum computing as Qubits. DU performed experiments to determine the electron paramagnetic resonance spectra and electron spin relation times for CSU.

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Sandra Eaton

Sandra Eaton

A DU faculty member for 45 years, Sandra Eaton is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, as well as a professor within the department. Her research focuses on electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and she heads DU's EPR Center in collaboration with her husband, Gareth Eaton.

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