Collaborative Research and Consultancy

The Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre provides a UK focus for future quantum technologies and is based in Lancaster University's Physics Department, a working community of 145 researchers and 80 students.

Access Expertise

  • Accelerator science
  • Biophotonics
  • Low temperature physics
  • Nanoscale dynamics and mathematical physics
  • Nanoscale engineering
  • Nanostructures and nanoelectronic devices
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Superconductors

Benefits of Collaboration

  • Access unique knowledge
  • Use our new £4m class 100 and class 1000 clean rooms equipped with devices for molecular beam epitaxy, plasma etching, electron-beam e-lithography, microresonators, optical coherence tomography, photolithography, scanning electron and scanning probe microscopy

Partnership Examples

  • Photodiodes for imaging, communications, and gas monitoring, e.g. for compact disc players and camera light meters
  • Non-destructive nanoscale resolution using a carbon nanotube scanning thermal probe, e.g. for accurate screening of biological samples
  • Graphene research for innovation in materials science, chemistry, and engineering, e.g. for electronics, flexible touch screens, sensors and in composite materials
  • Quasiparticle imaging and superfluid flow experiments at ultralow temperatures, e.g. for the acquisition of dynamic information applicable to chemistry, oil and gas sectors
  • Wafer-scale epitaxial graphene, e.g. position sensing, automotive ignition and fuel injection, wheel rotation sensing, and spacecraft
  • Accelerated discovery of new organic semiconductors for optical and electrical sensor concepts, systems-on-a-chip architectures
  • Molecular design and mesoscale modelling of complex fluids for oil-fields