Research work in the Physics IsoLab


The Quantum Technology Centre brings together Lancaster's world-leading expertise in a wide range of quantum technology areas.

We have a wide range of services and routes to collaboration and our experienced team aim to help each business find the specific expertise and solutions they need. As part of a wide multidisciplinary team, we can also draw on additional support from across Lancaster University and beyond.

Access our 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


Contact the Directors of the Quantum Technology Centre (see People tab above)  to discover how we can help your organisation.

Previous partnership examples

  • Photodiodes for imaging, communications, and gas monitoring, e.g. for compact disc players and camera light meters
  • Quasiparticle imaging and superfluid flow experiments at ultralow temperatures, e.g. for the acquisition of dynamic information applicable to chemistry, oil and gas sectors
  • 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
  • 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

More ways we can help you

  • Student Engagement

    We provide organisations with a wide choice of ways to engage with students to benefit from their up-to-date skills and knowledge.

  • Office Space and Residences

    Renting offices and integrating all or part of business onto the campus enables faster business growth by providing easier access to our research, knowledge, events, training and facilities.