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Nanophysics and technology

Welcome to the Nanotechnology Centre At Royal Holloway


The Nanophysics and Nanotechnology group has expertise in the design, fabrication and measurement of nanostructures. Our research is supported by clean room facilities for processing (lithography, deposition etc.) and low temperature (down to 10 mK) measurement facilities.

Our group has developed techniques to reliably fabricate small feature sizes in increasingly complex materials (both metals and semiconductors) in order to explore quantum effects at submicron length scales.

These quantum phenomena are of interest in their own right, but could also lead to applications in electronic and optical devices, which may exploit the wavefunction and spin of the electron.

Our current research focuses on terahertz detection and quantum dots, quantum electronics and quantum optics on artificial quantum systems, quantum phenomena in highly disordered superconducting films and wires, and hybrid devices on superconducting circuits.

clean room at royal holloway1New! The UK Centre for Superconducting and Hybrid Quantum Systems, UK-CSQS, is a virtual centre comprising links between founder members Royal Holloway, the National Physical Laboratory and Lancaster University.

Read about this exciting development

For research opportunities in Nanophysics and nanotechnology please take a look at our research opportunities page.



Nanophysics and technology projects


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