Modern society benefits from a high density of information that is carried and processed by electronic machines. The high density means small parts. However, as electronic components become smaller and smaller, the technology approaches a limit when the classical electrodynamics is no longer valid. Quantum mechanical effects such as electron tunnelling start affecting the properties of small electronic devices. To address this issue we look at the possibility to make the quantum mechanical effects useful in practical devices.
The research at the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory (QDP) extends over a variety of different topics. QDP is therefore divided in to sub groups:
We also have a small Atomic-level Quantum Theory Group in our lab.
Head of Laboratory