Center for Novel Pathways to Quantum Coherence in Materials (NPQC)


Joel Moore

Lead Institution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory




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.

Research Topics

optics, defects, charge transport, superconductivity, magnetism and spin physics, quantum information science, sensors

Systems Studied

Systems: semiconductor, metal, oxide, optoelectronic and metamaterial

Interfaces: solid/solid

Nanostructured: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field microscopy, surface science, density functional theory (DFT)

Partner Institutions

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Columbia University
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • University of California, Santa Barbara

BES Staff Contact

Michael PechanMatthias Graf,  Athena Sefat