Quantum packaging

The emerging field of quantum information technology exploits intricate quantum mechanical phenomena to create fundamentally new ways of obtaining and processing information.  We are developing complex  glass packaging to enable reliable access to quantum systems and materials from the macroscopic world without disturbing the quantum coherence of these delicate objects.

Illustration depicts atomic vibrations, or phonons, in the crystalline lattice structure of manganese bismuth telluride
Scientists Find ‘Knob’ To Control Magnetic Behavior In Quantum Material

Researchers led by Penn State and the University of California, San Diego have discovered a new ‘knob’ to control the magnetic behavior of one promising quantum material, and the findings could pave the way toward novel, efficient and ultra-fast devices.

An exotic quantum state known as a “chiral Majorana fermion”
The Case Of The Elusive Majorana: The So-Called 'Angel Particle' Still A Mystery

A team of physicists at Penn State and the University of Wurzburg in Germany led by Cui-Zu Chang, an assistant professor of physics at Penn State, studied over three dozen devices similar to the one used to produce the angel particle in the 2017 report. They found that the feature that was claimed to be the manifestation of the angel particle was unlikely to be induced by the existence of the angel particle. A paper describing the research appears on Jan. 3 in the journal Science.

Reducing entropy in a randomly half-filled 5x5x5 lattice of atoms
Could A 'Demon' Help To Create A Quantum Computer?

Reduced entropy in a three-dimensional lattice of super-cooled, laser-trapped atoms could help speed progress toward creating quantum computers. A team of researchers at Penn State can rearrange a randomly distributed array of atoms into neatly organized blocks, thus performing the function of a “Maxwell’s demon” — a thought experiment from the 1870s that challenged the second law of thermodynamics.