Creating a new superconducting material
New materials engineered by Dr. Andrea Damascelli and his research team at the University of British Columbia could be used in the future to make faster transistors, more sensitive sensors, and novel quantum devices.
Graphene is an ultra-thin and strong material made from a single layer of carbon atoms. By adding a coat of lithium, Dr. Damascelli has induced superconductivity in graphene for the first time – a step forward in the global effort for an all-graphene-based electronics.
Dr. Damascelli, director of UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute, is the lead investigator of the team that received a Canada First Research Excellence Fund in 2015, for the program Quantum Materials and Future Technologies.
* Andrea Damascelli was one of 14 Innovators to Know invited to Ottawa by Universities Canada on Feb. 24, 2016 to meet with high school students, science policy makers and Parliamentarians.