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.

People

Oleg Kolosov

Professor Oleg Kolosov

Professor of Nanoscience

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

+44 (0)1524 593619 A029, A - Floor, Physics Building
Benjamin Robinson

Dr Benjamin Robinson FHEA

Lecturer in Physics and Functional Materials

MSF Supervisors 2019/20, Quantum Nanotechnology, Quantum Technology Centre

+44 (0)1524 593218 A043, A - Floor, Physics Building