Quantum materials have exotic physical properties that arise from quantum mechanical or topological properties of their electrons. These materials display novel surface properties, magnetic effects, and optical properties, and are expected to lead to, for example, qubits with enhanced coherence times and sensors with unprecedented accuracy.

Rick Muller (Sandia National Laboratories), Chris Richardson (University of Maryland), and John Gamble (Microsoft Research) provide a preview of Symposium LN01 on Materials Science to Empower Quantum Information Technologies.