Our research is focused on the creation, manipulation and measurement of quantum states in solid-state systems. This requires control at the level of a single charge, single flux quantum, single photon and single phonon. Superconductors are one natural material choice for building such devices.
Quantum Technology Centre
Our unique expertise and world-class facilities allow quantum technologies to be used in new products and processes to revolutionise electronics, medicine, energy and computing.
Quantum Technology is a term to describe electronic materials and devices where effects caused by the quantum nature of matter become significant in their design and performance.
Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre (QTC) provides a focus for future quantum technologies. We are based in Lancaster University’s Physics Department, a working community of 145 researchers and 80 students.
Our unique expertise and multi-million-pound facilities enable the translation of quantum technologies into new products and processes to revolutionise the electronics, medicine, energy and computing industries.
Bringing Science into the Marketplace
We provide a state-of-the-art capability enabling quantum technologies to be used in new products and processes. We want to bring economic benefit to the region and accelerate the pull-through of science into the marketplace.
The Faculty of Science and Technology has created a world-class facility which consists of:
- New class 100 and class 1000 clean rooms
- State-of-the-art measurement equipment
- Dedicated technical support
The LQTC establishes a significant new technology presence in the Northwest.
Lancaster has a worldwide reputation for providing these low-temperature environments with advanced cryogenic engineering and has accompanying expertise in ultra-sensitive measurement techniques and the development of specialised instrumentation.
Our research focuses on the self-assembled and site-controlled epitaxial growth of new semiconductor nanostructures and their application in quantum devices including novel LEDs, lasers and photodetectors.
Quantum Nanomechanics explores nanoscale mechanical systems that operate in the regime where laws of quantum mechanics dominate their behaviour.
Our research group focuses on developing novel solutions to the practical application of quantum information systems, by combining the growth of semiconductor nanostructures with nano-scale device processing, and novel optoelectronic control and measurement schemes.
Our research is primarily focused on the fabrication and transport properties of the encapsulated ultra-high mobility graphene devices and the graphene superlattices (including investigation of the Hofstadter butterfly in extremely high magnetic fields).
Lancaster's renowned Condensed Matter Theory group employs quantum-mechanical methods to uncover novel phenomena and working principles in low-dimensional systems and devices, as has extensive expertise in determining the characteristics of novel and artificial materials.