Welcome to the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre
Quantum Technology is a term to describe electronic materials and devices, where effects caused by the quantum nature of matter become significant in their design and performance.
Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre (QTC) provides a UK focus for future quantum technologies and is based in Lancaster University’s Physics Department, a working community of 145 researchers and 80 students.
Collaborative Research and Consultancy
Our research is ranked top in the UK for Research Quality (The Times Good University Guide 2011). Our unique expertise and multi-million pound facilities enable the translation of quantum technologies into new products and processes to revolutionise the electronics, medicine, energy and computing industries.
Future applications of quantum technology
At the beginning of the 21st century, a Second Quantum Revolution is taking place where technology is being used to create highly unnatural quantum states for a particular purpose.
Engineering on nano-scale opens a new generation of devices with radically improved performance and materials with unequalled properties. Their already envisaged and still unforseen applications will also lead to a new era in human history.