Following the success in securing the CFREF investment, the SBQMI team will be moving to a new building with state-of-the-art equipment in the fall of 2016.
SBQMI's new building is designed to serve as a central hub for the collaborative efforts of its teams of multi-disciplinary researchers, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff. It will bring two faculties, five departments and eventually 19 different groups together under one roof.
This revitalization and expansion will enable SBQMI to accelerate the translational process from fundamental research to the manufacture of commercially viable devices and materials. This includes:
- preparing quantum materials (single crystals, thin films, interfaces, and heterostructures),
- studying their electronic and magnetic properties in- and ex-situ,
- exploiting them in the fabrication of optical nanostructures, quantum nanodevices and other commercial applications.
- Angle-Resolved Photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS)
- Resonant Elastic and Inelastic X-ray Spectroscopy (REIXS) Beamline at the Canadian Light Source (CLS)
- Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS) with picometer spatial resolution
- Photonics and Nanostructures Laboratory
- Quantum Devices Laboratory
- Inorganic single-crystal growth and material characterization lab
- UBC-Moore Centre for Ultrafast Quantum Matter
- TRIUMF muon spin resonance beamline as well as the beta-NMR laboratory
- X-ray diffraction infrastructure (single crystal diffractometer, Real time x-ray Laue camera)
- Centralized Helium recovery system and He liquefier plant
- Density functional theory cluster and computational support
- New state-of-the-art cleanroom facility (under construction)
- Quantum Materials and Devices Foundry (QMDF) – Oxide MBE laboratory (under construction)
- Quantum Materials Spectroscopy Centre at the Canadian Light Source – ARPES and Spin-ARPES integrated with MBE (operational 2018)