About Quantum Technology Centre

Significant technology presence

The Faculty of Science and Technology has created a world class facility, the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre (LQTC), 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.

The Quantum Technology Centre contains state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities, supported by molecular beam epitaxy reactors for atomic layer-by-layer growth of semiconductor nanostructures and devices. Fabrication techniques available include electron-beam lithography using a dedicated electron-beam writer, plasma processing and thin-film deposition. Electronic structures are measured at temperatures down to 10 mK and below by means of DC, microwave and pulse techniques. Photonic structures are characterized using a variety of specialist (0-17 Tesla) magneto-optics and (4-300 K) spectroscopy techniques, x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy methods.



Pull-through of science into the marketplace

The LQTC provides a state-of-the-art capability with access to industry and academic users enabling the translation of quantum technologies into new products and processes. The LQTC seeks to bring economic benefit to the region and accelerate the pull-through of science into the marketplace.

If you are interested in working with the LQTC, please contact us.