The Center for Novel Pathways to Quantum Coherence in Materials for Energy (NPQC) is among 42 Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) projects to collectively receive $100 million in funding from the US Department of Energy. NPQC is led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and headed by Joel Moore, a senior faculty scientist at LBNL and a professor of physics at UC Berkeley. The Center includes scientists from DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, Columbia University and UC Santa Barbara.

The center will build on unique Lab capabilities and expertise in quantum materials and quantum coherence to develop new approaches to quantum information science and technology. This work will advance capabilities, including ultrasensitive quantum measurements of electric and magnetic fields and temperature, and contribute to understanding how the properties of some important electronic and optical materials are related to underlying quantum coherence phenomena. The scientific mission of NPQC is to expand dramatically our understanding and control of coherence in solids by building on recent discoveries in quantum materials along with advances in experimental and computational techniques.