In August 2021 CEAT Hub Members Quantum Brilliance announced that they had been successful in their application for the 2020 round 3 of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Project grant. The project is worth around $2.2M including in-kind and financial contributions from all partners, and $561,297 from the ARC Linkage grant.
The project’s aim is to develop an atomically-precise fabrication technique for the production of diamond quantum microprocessors through the pursuit of a novel bottom-up approach. This is an intricate process, as it involves pushing around individual atoms. Quantum Brilliance expects to create significant new knowledge and capability in precision diamond growth, surface chemistry, electronics and characterisation, and enable the realisation of high-performance quantum microprocessors through this project.
Partnering with Dr Marcus Doherty and Dr Johannes Kostka from Quantum Brilliance on the project are Prof Christopher Pakes and Dr Alex Schenk from La Trobe University, and Dr Alastair Stacey from RMIT University. The Linkage project is the second project in a body of work which is already underway. The partners are planning a third and even larger project, which is intended to start towards the end of this year.
We look forward to learning the outcomes of the project and any announcements of milestones along the way.