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Very proud to announce that our topical review ‘Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors: physics and applications’ has been selected for the Superconductor Science and Technology 30th Anniversary collection.  It is the most cited SUST paper published in 2012 and has been downloaded more than 27,000 times!

SUST 30th Anniversary

Topical review by Chandra Mouli Natarajan


An improved setup for singlet oxygen luminescence detection, carried out with out collaborators at NICT Japan.

K Tsimvrakidis et al Enhanced optics for time-resolved singlet oxygen luminescence detection IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (early access)

Open Access Paper

Very proud to be a member of the European Space Agency SpaceQUEST topical team.  The Mission Proposal is just published!

SK Joshi et al Space QUEST mission proposal: experimentally testing decoherence due to gravity New Journal of Physics (accepted manuscript)

Open Access Paper

Physics World news article

Alessandro Casaburi et al. Integrated Joule switches for control of current dynamics in superconducting parallel superconducting strips Superconductor Science and Technology 31 06LT01

Work carried out with our colleagues at AIST, Tsukuba, Japan and CNR Naples, Italy

Superconductor Science and Technology Letter

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Some exciting work with STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Single Quantum BV and KTH Stockholm, enabled through the QuantIC quantum technology hub.

Nathan R. Gemmell et al. A miniaturized 4 K platform for superconducting infrared photon counting detectors Superconductor Science and Technology 30 11LT01 (2017)

Pictured: Nathan Gemmell installing a superconducting detector in the miniaturized 4 K cooler.

Open Access Letter

News coverage:

Just published in Superconductor Science and Technology: a new study of amorphous superconducting materials for single photon detection in collaboration with colleagues in Glasgow and Cambridge.

Archan Banerjee et al. Characterization of amorphous molybdenum silicide (MoSi) thin films and nanowires Superconductor Science and Technology 30 084010 (2017)

Open Access article

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P. Sibson et al. Chip-based quantum key distribution Nature Communications 8 13984 (2017)

Our work in collaboration with the University of Bristol (UK) and NICT (Japan)

Link to Open Access paper

Nat Comms


T. Yamashita et al. Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with non-periodic dielectric multilayers Scientific Reports 6 35240 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with NICT (Japan)

Link to Open Access paper


M. M. Kim et al. A Comparison of Singlet Oxygen Explicit Dosimetry (SOED) and Singlet Oxygen Luminescence Dosimetry (SOLD) for Photofrin-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy Cancers 8 (12) 109 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto (Canada) and Heriot-Watt University (UK)

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R. Al-Khuzheyri et al. Resonance fluorescence from a telecom wavelength quantum dot Applied Physics Letters 109 163104 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, University of Cambridge and Toshiba Research Europe (UK)

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Our work with University of Basel, Switzerland and NICT, Japan is just published in the Journal of Applied Physics:

Heath et al. A tunable fiber-coupled optical cavity for agile enhancement of detector absorption Journal of Applied Physics 120 113101 (2016)

Journal of Applied Physics Paper