Professor Jonathan Prance FHEA

Professor of Experimental Physics

Research Overview

My research concerns the low temperature properties of nanoscale structures, including quantum dots, graphene and 2D materials, superconducting devices, and nanomechanical resonators. At low enough temperatures, quantum mechanical phenomena dominate the behaviour of these systems. I am interested in how this can be exploited to build new solid-state devices to advance computation, metrology, and sensing. I am currently working on techniques to reach temperatures below 1 millikelvin inside nanoscale devices.

Selected Publications

Progress in cooling nanoelectronic devices to ultra-low temperatures
Jones, A., Scheller, C., Prance, J., Kalyoncu, Y., Zumbühl, D., Haley, R. 1/12/2020
Review article

Microkelvin electronics on a pulse-tube cryostat with a gate Coulomb-blockade thermometer
Samani, M., Scheller, C., Sedeh, O.S., Zumbühl, D., Yurttagül, N., Grigoras, K., Gunnarsson, D., Prunnila, M., Jones, A., Prance, J., Haley, R. 19/09/2022 In: Physical Review Research. 4, 3, 12 p.
Journal article

Quantum oscillations of the critical current and high-field superconducting proximity in ballistic graphene
Ben Shalom, M., Zhu, M.J., Fal'ko, V.I., Mishchenko, A., Kretinin, A.V., Novoselov, K.S., Woods, C.R., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Geim, A.K., Prance, J.R. 04/2016 In: Nature Physics. 12, 4, 5 p.

Nanoelectronic primary thermometry below 4 mK
Bradley, D.I., George, R.E., Gunnarsson, D., Haley, R.P., Heikkinen, H., Pashkin, Y., Penttilä, J., Prance, J.R., Prunnila, M., Roschier, L., Sarsby, M. 27/01/2016 In: Nature Communications. 7, 6 p.
Journal article

Electronic Refrigeration of a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas
Prance, J.R., Smith, C.G., Griffiths, J.P., Chorley, S.J., Anderson, D., Jones, G.A.C., Farrer, I., Ritchie, D.A. 10/04/2009 In: Physical review letters. 102, 14, p. -. 4 p.
Journal article

Quantum control and process tomography of a semiconductor quantum dot hybrid qubit
Kim, D., Shi, Z., Simmons, C.B., Ward, D.R., Prance, J., Koh, T.S., Gamble, J.K., Savage, D.E., Lagally, M.G., Friesen, M., Coppersmith, S.N., Eriksson, M.A. 3/07/2014 In: Nature. 511, 7508, 5 p.

Johnson Matthey visit to Lancaster University.
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-academic visitor

  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Quantum Nanotechnology
  • Quantum Technology Centre