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Azure Quantum Elements

Purpose-built to accelerate scientific discovery

Accelerating Scientific Discovery

Azure Quantum Elements is purpose-built to accelerate scientific discovery. Boost your research and development productivity with simulation workflows optimized for scaling on Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, AI-accelerated computing, augmented reasoning using AI, integration with quantum tools to start experimenting with existing quantum hardware, and access in the future to Microsoft’s quantum supercomputer.

  • Accelerate time to impact: some customers see time to results reduced from six months to one week.1
  • Explore more materials with the potential to scale from thousands of candidates to tens of millions in the same timeframe.2
  • Speed up certain chemistry simulations by 500,000 times, effectively compressing nearly one year of research into one minute.3
  • Improve productivity with Copilot in Azure Quantum Elements to query and visualize data, write code, and initiate simulations.
  • Onramp to quantum computing: experiment with existing quantum hardware  and get priority access to Microsoft’s quantum supercomputer in the  future.

How Microsoft’s AI screened over 32 million candidates to find a better battery

The Microsoft Quantum team and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) joined forces to identify a new material, previously unknown and not present in nature. Using the power of AI to radically transform the scientific process, the joint development team screened over 32 million candidates to discover and synthesize a new material that holds the potential for better batteries.


Scale molecular simulations with state-of-the-art capabilities enabled by high-performance computing and workflow automation on a cloud purpose-built for chemical and materials simulation.


Expand research horizons and accelerate calculations by predicting molecular and material properties using custom AI models and cloud-integrated workflows.


Solve some of the most challenging chemical and materials science problems with flexible tools that lay the groundwork for harnessing the power of future quantum supercomputers.

Explore chemistry concepts in Azure Quantum

Learn about chemistry and materials science concepts in a new and interactive way by using Copilot in Azure Quantum to generate, visualize and interact with molecular structures and orbitals. Grounded in the latest scientific research, Copilot enables you to keep on top of scientific advances by quickly generating research summaries, including citations so that you can dive deeper when needed.

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Accelerating materials discovery with AI and Azure Quantum Elements

Learn how the Azure Quantum team combined new material property prediction AI models with High-performance computing calculations to digitally screen candidates for improved battery materials. 

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Accelerating innovation in computational chemistry

Scientists from Microsoft, ETH Zurich, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory present an automated workflow to leverage the scale of Azure to transform R&D processes in quantum chemistry and materials science. 

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Unlocking the power of Azure for Molecular Dynamics

More powerful platforms for molecular dynamics simulations could unlock the development of new materials, new drugs, and more efficient batteries. Learn how Azure Quantum scientists answered a fundamental question: what are Azure’s capabilities for these types of simulations? 

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See how customers are innovating today with Azure Quantum Elements.

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Make use of familiar software solutions optimized for Azure Quantum Elements

Customer logos showing BASF, Johnson Matthey, AspenTech, Siam Cement Group, AkzoNobel, and 1910 Genetics