We are attempting to detect quantum fluctuations in small devices. If this is achieved, these devices could be exploited as the backbone of a new quantum information processing architecture. This is important for very fast computation and protecting the codes of our banking system. The same device could also be used to accurately measure very low temperatures (<100mK).
We have developed state of the art superconducting nanocrystalline diamond with the highest transition temperature of any group worldwide. We have also explained how this material operates and proposed new device structures with it.