Dr Jonathan Prance FHEA


Research Overview

My research concerns the low temperature properties of nanoscale structures. In particular, quantum dots, graphene and 2D materials, superconducting devices, and nanomechanical resonators. At low enough temperatures, quantum mechanical phenomena dominate the behaviour of these systems. I am interested in how this can be exploited to build new solid-state devices to advance computation, metrology, and sensing. I am currently working on techniques to reach temperatures below 1 millikelvin inside nanoscale devices.

Selected Publications

Edge currents shunt the insulating bulk in gapped graphene
Zhu, M.J., Kretinin, A.V., Thompson, M.D., Bandurin, D.A., Hu, S., Yu, G.L., Birkbeck, J., Mishchenko, A., Vera-Marun, I.J., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Polini, M., Prance, J.R., Novoselov, K.S., Geim, A.K., Ben Shalom, M. 17/02/2017 In: Nature Communications. 8, 6 p.
Journal article

Nanoelectronic primary thermometry below 4 mK
Bradley, D.I., George, R.E., Gunnarsson, D., Haley, R.P., Heikkinen, H., Pashkin, Y., Penttilä, J., Prance, J.R., Prunnila, M., Roschier, L., Sarsby, M. 27/01/2016 In: Nature Communications. 7, 6 p.
Journal article

Quantum oscillations of the critical current and high-field superconducting proximity in ballistic graphene
Ben Shalom, M., Zhu, M.J., Fal'ko, V.I., Mishchenko, A., Kretinin, A.V., Novoselov, K.S., Woods, C.R., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Geim, A.K., Prance, J.R. 04/2016 In: Nature physics. 12, 4, 5 p.

Electronic Refrigeration of a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas
Prance, J.R., Smith, C.G., Griffiths, J.P., Chorley, S.J., Anderson, D., Jones, G.A.C., Farrer, I., Ritchie, D.A. 10/04/2009 In: Physical review letters. 102, 14, p. -. 4 p.
Journal article

Quantum control and process tomography of a semiconductor quantum dot hybrid qubit
Kim, D., Shi, Z., Simmons, C.B., Ward, D.R., Prance, J., Koh, T.S., Gamble, J.K., Savage, D.E., Lagally, M.G., Friesen, M., Coppersmith, S.N., Eriksson, M.A. 3/07/2014 In: Nature. 511, 7508, 5 p.

Single-Shot Measurement of Triplet-Singlet Relaxation in a Si/SiGe Double Quantum Dot
Prance, J.R., Shi, Z., Simmons, C.B., Savage, D.E., Lagally, M.G., Schreiber, L.R., Vandersypen, L.M.K., Friesen, M., Joynt, R., Coppersmith, S.N., Eriksson, M.A. 26/01/2012 In: Physical review letters. 108, 4, p. -. 4 p.
Journal article

GrapheneCore3: SGA-FET-GRAPHENE-2019
01/04/2020 → 31/03/2023

H2020 : European Microkelvin Platform (EMP)
01/01/2019 → 31/12/2022

MSI: Driving a mechanical resonator by single electrons
01/03/2018 → 31/08/2020

H2020: GrapheneCore1
01/04/2016 → 31/03/2018

Development of Cryofree Ultra Low Temperature Environment for Quantum Enhanced Sensors
01/05/2015 → 30/04/2016

01/08/2013 → 31/07/2017

Ultralow temperature thermometry with nanoscale devices
01/01/1900 → …

  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Quantum Nanotechnology
  • Quantum Technology Centre