SBQMI’s world renowned team of researchers is dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific breakthroughs, pushing the boundaries of fundamental understanding, and exploiting the properties of quantum materials to create fundamentally new functionalities not found in current technologies. 

The goals of SBQMI’s research efforts are to:

  • explore and understand these materials theoretically and experimentally
  • learn to control the materials and grow films and heterostructures with tailored properties
  • identify the most promising materials for next generation electronic, communication, computing, medical, and renewable energy technologies
  • create archetype devices. 

SBQMI researchers are studying a very wide range of materials that can be grouped in three broad categories. 


Correlated Electron Materials

The wide class of correlated electron materials include transition metal oxides (TMO’s), halides and chalcogenides.

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Topological Materials

Materials with topologically protected conducting or superconducting surface states are predicted to exhibit many unusual phenomena.

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Nanoscale Solids and Supramolecular Materials

Expanding the breadth of SBQMI’s materials palette and providing complementary, scalable methods to achieve atomic-scale control of materials

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To find out more about SBQMI’s publications in these areas, visit the SBQMI website's publications page

The research and activities of the GREx Secretariat and SBQMI are undertaken thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.