Abdelghani Laraoui and colleagues showed that when single photon emitters in thin hexagonal boron nitride flakes are brought in contact with silver nanocubes, their quantum properties are enhanced due to plasmonic effects, manifested by a decrease in their excited state lifetime, a narrowing of their spectra, and an increase of their fluorescence. The paper titled "Plasmon Enhanced Quantum Properties of Single Photon Emitters with Hybrid Hexagonal Boron Nitride Silver Nanocube Systems" was selected for the back cover of Advanced Optical Materials 11(16).
EQUATE’s main research goal is to bring Nebraska to the forefront of scientific discoveries and innovation in the design, synthesis, growth, and use of materials and hybrid systems with large-scale quantum properties for applications in sensing, metrology, communication, and information processing.
This project focuses on research and
workforce development to advance knowledge on topics related to quantum
materials, technologies, and computation. Quantum materials are a new class
of materials that exhibit quantum phenomena at macroscopic length scales and
are expected to advance the technological landscape through the advent of
quantum technologies. These new technologies will revolutionize fields such
as information technology, medical technology, and cryptography, with an
impact on security areas such as defense and banking.
EQUATE consolidates the quantum science and technology expertise of 20 faculty researchers across four Nebraska research institutions, establishing collaboration and feedback between theory and experiment to guide discoveries and expedite the findings of new emergent quantum materials and phenomena.
"Quantum Approaches Addressing Global Threats" project earns $4.17M award from Grand Challenges initiative
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OIA-2044049. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.