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Science Off Camera Podcast with Prof. Patrick Vora

  Prof. Patrick Vora, Director of the QSEC, was recently invited by the Science Off Camera Podcast for an interview on quantum materials, their development and methods of characterization, and the role of QSEC in this research area.  The podcast is available here. The Science Off Camera Podcast is sponsored by Teledyne Princeton Instruments and Teledyne Photometrics and hosted by Dr. Matthew Kose-Dunn…

Relaunch of the Quantum Science and Engineering Center

  Mason’s Quantum Material Center (QMC), one of the four Transdisciplinary Centers for Advanced Study supported by the Provost Office of Research, is now officially Quantum Science and Engineering Center (QSEC). QSEC was established in February 2018 and has grown beyond its roots as a materials science organization to a community of Mason scientists and engineers interested in advancing quantum technology. Our members…

New publication on Valleytronics

Fairfax, VA, 2/1/2020. QMC member Dr. Patrick Vora and student Sean Oliver have recently published their work of Valleytronics in 2D Phase Change Materials, Valley phenomena in the candidate phase change material WSe2(1-x)Te2x, doi:10.1038/s42005-019-0277-7, on Communications Physics. Valleytronics and neuromorphic computing are under heavy investigation as next-generation information processing technologies. In valleytronics information is stored and manipulated by moving carriers between energy band…