Researchers have identified a material that could be used to store quantum information at room temperature
Researchers have identified a material, hexagonal boron nitride, that can emit single photons from atomic-scale defects in its structure at room temperature.
The researchers discovered that the light emitted from these isolated defects gives information about a quantum property that can be used to store quantum information, called spin, meaning the material could be useful for quantum applications. Importantly, the quantum spin can be accessed at room temperature.
The finding could eventually support scalable quantum networks built from two-dimensional materials that can operate at room temperature. The results are reported in the journal Nature Communications.