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What we offer

We welcome UBC and external users from academic and industry partners who stand to benefit from the resources and opportunities the QCoLab partnership provides. We offer renovated laboratory space; reliable, state-of-the-art equipment; reproducible processes; professional advice and technical support; free training on all available equipment and services; and affordable user fees.

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Infrastructure available to QCoLab participants

  • Density functional theory cluster, quantum material design, and computational support
  • Quantum Materials and Devices Foundry (QMDF) for oxides and chalcogenides
  • Low-temperature fabrication facility for van der Waals heterostructure and topological superconductors
  • Structural, magnetic, and (super)conducting properties characterization suite
  • Spin-, Time- and Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) at UBC & CLS
  • Quantum Materials Electron Microscopy Center (QMEMC) – upcoming
  • Nanospectroscopy Laboratory for Polaritonic Materials Discovery – upcoming
  • Design, fabrication, and testing of quantum electronic devices and qubits
  • Design, fabrication, and testing of photonic interfaces for Cryogenic Quantum Integrated Circuits

For more information on using QCoLab infrastructure, visit How to access QCoLab.

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Quantum Materials Electron Microscopy Centre [In development]

When completed, the proposed Quantum Materials Electron Microscopy Center (QMEMC) will be a state-of-the-art multi-user electron microscopy facility with the highest spatial resolution and highest energy resolution of its kind in Canada. This multi-phase project will allow researchers to image samples with very high magnification, resolve individual atoms, determine their elemental species, and differentiate their oxidation state. QMEMC will be operational in late 2022.

CONTACT

Pinder Dosanjh
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Quantum Materials Spectroscopy Center (QMSC) at Canadian Light Source (CLS)

This is a $16M national effort funded by CFI for the construction of a state-of-the-art beamline 9ID facility dedicated to performing spin and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (S+ARPES) at the CLS. The facility’s components — two elliptically polarizing undulators (15-1000 eV), beamline with two monochromators, two endstations, and integrated “in situ” MBE deposition chambers — are tailored coherently to form a bespoke instrument suite, which aims to be the premier international center for fundamental S+ARPES studies. At QMSC, the close proximity of the spin and angle-resolved endstations, the distribution system that rapidly shuttles samples between the two endstations under vacuum, and the precise replication of the angular and translational position with respect to the photon beam in the two endstations will enable researchers to integrate spin and high-resolution momentum data easily. This combination will provide a complete snapshot of the electronic structure of a sample and improve our control of the properties of quantum materials. The ARPES endstation is currently operational, while the S+ARPES system is currently under construction but expected to come online in late-2021.

CONTACT

Pinder Dosanjh

Angle Resolved Photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (XPS)

This state-of-the-art spectrometer allows mapping of the electronic structure of solids from room temperature down to 3K, with unprecedented energy and momentum resolution. At Blusson QMI we are experts in measuring the electronic structure of materials, for example, superconductors, exotic quantum materials, single crystals, and films. We can work on cleaved materials as well as materials regenerated (sputtering/annealing) or modified in situ (by dilute impurity evaporation). View Website

CONTACT

Pinder Dosanjh
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Quantum Materials and Devices Foundry (QMDF)

This infrastructure is comprised of a large-scale, twin-chamber oxide MBE system coupled with a spin-ARPES system and custom-built laser system.

A $4.3M project funded at QMI in the CFI Leading Edge Fund 2012 competition. This infrastructure is comprised of a large-scale, twin-chamber oxide MBE system coupled with a spin-ARPES system and custom-built laser system – will be one of only a very few systems worldwide and in fact, the only system in the world that combines MBE in situ deposition and spin- as well as angle-resolved measurements, fully integrated and flexibly suited to rapidly developing, exhaustively characterizing and iteratively exploring a comprehensive range of quantum material systems. The MBEs are fully operational, while the ARPES system is under development. View Website

CONTACT

Ke Zou