Quantum Sensing and Quantum Materials (QSQM)

Quantum Sensing and Quantum Materials (QSQM)


Peter Abbamonte

Lead Institution

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




To develop three new quantum sensing techniques—scanning qubit microscopy, two-electron Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) spectroscopy, and nonlinear x-ray optics—and use them to study local and nonlocal quantum observables in quantum materials.

Research Topics

optics, phonons, charge transport, superconductivity, topological states, magnetism and spin physics, quantum information science, mesoscale science, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel systems), synthesis (predictive)

Systems Studied

Systems: semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, metal, oxide

Interfaces: inorganic/inorganic

Nanostructured: 1D, 2D, 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling


Partner Institutions

  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan; Matthias Graf; Athena Sefat