London Centre for Nanotechnology Research Groups


Schofield Research Group - Atomic Frontiers in Quantum Nanoscience

Exploring the atomic frontier in semiconductors and 2D materials. Pioneering quantum innovations through advanced nanoscale experiments and simulation.

Our research group is at the forefront of quantum nanotechnology. We specialise in the detailed investigation of atomic and nanoscale structures within semiconductors and two-dimensional materials. We utilise a range of cutting-edge surface analytical techniques in real and reciprocal space, coupled with simulation methods. Our aim is to unravel the complex behaviors and properties of these materials. This approach not only aids in understanding fundamental aspects of condensed matter physics but also paves the way for groundbreaking advancements in classical and quantum information processing. Through this work, we are defining new frontiers in the field of quantum nanotechnology, driving innovation at the edge of atomic-scale science.

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We are a dynamic group of researchers--undergraduate and postgraduate students, and post-doctoral scientists--with past and current members from around the world.  

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We apply cryogenic temperature scanning tunnelling spectroscopy, atomic manipulation, and reciprocal space techniques to the investigation of a range of semiconducting, magnetic, and two-dimensional (2D) materials. 

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Our research is published in leading international journals.  Links to the journal pages as well as open access versions hosted by UCL Discovery can be found on our Publications page. 

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Opportunities for working in our group range from undergraduate summer research projects, to MSci, MSc, and PhD graduate opportunities and post-doctoral research positions.