PsiQuantum, in collaboration with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and Mitsubishi Chemical, has initiated a partnership under the Qlimate initiative. The joint project aims to leverage PsiQuantum’s fault-tolerant quantum computing capabilities to model and analyze excited states of photochromic molecules. These molecules hold significant potential for applications like smart windows, energy-efficient data storage, solar energy storage, and more. The Qlimate partnership, led by PsiQuantum and involving MUFG, focuses on utilizing quantum computing to address complex computational challenges in climate technologies, particularly in developing energy-efficient materials.

The project will assess the feasibility of achieving high-accuracy estimates of excited state properties on early-generation fault-tolerant quantum computers, concentrating on diarylethenes for energy-efficient photo-switching applications. By combining Mitsubishi Chemical’s expertise in computational chemistry with PsiQuantum’s quantum computing prowess, the collaboration aims to advance the understanding of complex physics in these systems, paving the way for innovative, energy-efficient photonic materials.

For additional information, you can access a press release announcing the alliance here.

January 24, 2024