Quantum Nanomechanics

Quantum Nanomechanics explores nanoscale mechanical systems that operate in the regime where laws of quantum mechanics dominate their behaviour. Examples of such systems are nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), carbon nanotube resonators and membranes made of two-dimensional materials such as graphene. With one or few mechanical energy quanta, their mechanical displacement is usually much smaller than atomic dimensions requiring special optical, superconducting and electronic quantum systems (such as single electron transistors) to excite and detect quantum states in such systems. The applications of quantum nanomechanical systems range from ultra-sensitive sensors to memory elements of quantum computers.


Oleg Kolosov

Professor Oleg Kolosov SFHEA

Professor of Nanoscience

Centre for Biophotonics, Energy Lancaster, Energy Storage, Quantum Nanotechnology, Quantum Technology Centre

+44 (0)7974 964414 A029, A - Floor, Physics Building
Benjamin Robinson

Professor Benjamin Robinson FHEA

Chair and Director of Materials Science Lancaster

Materials Science Institute Member, MSF Supervisors 2019/20, Quantum Nanotechnology, Quantum Technology Centre

+44 (0)1524 522097 A043, A - Floor, Physics Building