(CompoundSemiconductor.net) The UK’s Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) has announced two new projects based around quantum sensing.
In July, it initiated a £1.9M project in collaboration with CST Global, Cardiff University, INEX Microtechnology, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Nottingham to develop a compact laser pumped atomic magnetometer to detect defects in materials.
In August, CSC started work on a £5.5m project with nine industry and academic partners led by British battery manufacturer AMTE Power. CSC’s focus is on developing high performance, compound semiconductor laser sources for quantum magnetometer, to enable high sensitivity magnetic field measurements to grade new batteries leaving the factory and reduce the time taken for the ageing process from weeks to days.
Wyn Meredith, CSC director commented: ‘These projects are the latest in a portfolio of innovative technologies that are translating quantum science into UK based manufacturing to address new global opportunities. It is essential that we continue to focus on exploitation of our word-class research to keep the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future.”