Within the Condensed Matter Group, there are two main areas of research, brought together by the common interest of superconductivity.
The Quantum Device group fabricates micron and sub-micron sized devices to investigate fundamental aspects of superconductivity on the small scale, and to explore possible applications of superconducting circuit elements. The group's current focus is on the coupling of microwave resonant circuits to nanomechanical resonators and the factors which limit their performance.
The Large Facilities group perform measurements on the superconductor vortex lattice, a state formed by flux lines threading through the bulk of the superconductor under certain magnetic conditions. The vortex lattice is imaged using a bulk probe diffraction technique (Small angle neutron scattering) and a probe of the local field (Muon Spin rotation). Information about distortions and symmetries of the lattice as a function of field, temperature, and sample purity are measured for both conventional elemental superconductors and more novel, compound materials
Please click on the links below to find out more about the individual groups
In order to find out about individuals' research topics, please visit the Who's who page