The Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials Group studies the physical properties of systems at the nanoscale. At this scale, classical and quantum physics combine to create an exotic world that we explore both experimentally and theoretically using a range of advanced techniques.

We investivate the optical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of scientifically and industrially important materials. Materials studied include graphene, carbon nanotubes, semiconductor quantum dots and superlattices, topological insulators and dichalcogenides. We aim to understand these systems at the deepest possible level, to not only establish the underlying physics but also the potential for industrial applications.

Academic Lead: Professor Saverio Russo

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