Graphene, the ultra-thin, ultra-strong material made from a single layer of carbon atoms, just got a little more extreme. UBC physicists have been able to create the first ever superconducting graphene sample by coating it with lithium atoms.
UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment
A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.
UBC welcomed quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman today as its newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC). She joins a team of leading-edge quantum matter researchers at UBC, building a critical mass of expertise in this emerging field.
Researchers at UBC will be able to probe the mysteries of quantum materials with a new state-of-the-art ultrafast laser, thanks to a $1.4 million US grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
UBC researchers have discovered a prevalent electronic state that controls the behaviour of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics.
An international team that includes UBC physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.
The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost basic research institution and home to 32 Nobel prizes.
A team of University of British Columbia researchers has developed a technique that controls the number of electrons on the surface of high-temperature superconductors, a procedure considered impossible for the past two decades.