Brookhaven Lab and Northrop Grumman to Further Lab-Industry CollaborationsThe TIR for this new award is Donald DiMarzio, a senior research scientist at NG within the company’s advanced research, development, design, and demonstration group, NG Next. The potential ability of quantum computers to run large-scale modeling of new materials functioning in extreme conditions will revolutionize aerospace, defense, automotive, electronics, and catalysis. In particular, they will model, fabricate, and characterize various 2-D materials, which are made of only a single layer or a few layers of atoms. Petrash collaborated with scientists at Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) on advanced materials for energy storage, functional nanocoatings, and materials for additive manufacturing. The CFN-NG team will develop quantum technologies and materials that will not only help with current industry needs in sensing, communications, and computing but also with NQI efforts. “By spotlighting some of our research capabilities through this project, we aim to multiply national lab collaborations with additional Northrop Grumman scientists for broader impact,” said Antunez. They will fabricate the 2-D materials in the CFN Nanofabrication Facility, with access to the near-complete QPress, a robotic instrument that stacks atomically thin 2-D materials.
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