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.