Quantum Materials
Dutton group research
Sebastian group people
Dutton group people
Sebastian group research

Welcome to

Quantum Materials

The Quantum Materials group, led by Drs. Siân Dutton and Suchitra Sebastian was created in 2015, and is based in the new Maxwell Centre in the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge.

Our research deals with complex quantum materials. Interactions between trillions and trillions of electrons in these materials lead to new collective quantum behaviour that is dramatically different from well-understood individual electron behaviour. In the Quantum Materials group we seek to discover and understand new quantum phases of matter.

Our research techniques involve thermodynamic, transport, and structural measurements of a variety of new materials. We search for exotic quantum behaviour by a combination of novel materials’ synthesis, characterisation, and the tuning of materials’ properties using extreme conditions including very low temperatures, high magnetic fields, and large applied pressure.

Research highlights

Suchitra Sebastian


01223 850481

Siân Dutton


01223 764159

Cavendish Laboratory,

19 J J Thomson Avenue,

Maxwell Center