Robotic Assembly of Quantum Fabrics from Atomically Thin Layers

Quantum fabrics offer novel electronic, magnetic, or topological textures with functionalities that do not exist in bulk and could play an important role in future quantum technologies. Quantum fabrics are created by weaving together "threads" with different properties, such as superconductivity or magnetism. One method to make them is the atomically precise assembly of layered two-dimensional Van der Waals (vdW) materials. This assembly has traditionally been accomplished using artisan methods from micromechanical exfoliated flakes, but such fabrication is not compatible with scalable and rapid manufacturing.