Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL)

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Fundamental science of scientifically and technologically important quantum materials

Areas of expertise

Quantum materials manifest a wide range of scientifically fascinating and technologically important phenomena, including high-temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance, myriad forms of magnetism and ferroelectricity and novel admixtures of these states. They embody the central unresolved questions challenging the field of condensed matter physics and are driving technological advances that hold enormous potential for consumer electronics, telecommunications, next-generation computing, renewable energy and medicine. Our broad objective at UBC is to advance the science and technology arising from a fundamental understanding of the many astonishing properties of quantum materials by employing unique and highly precise probes, which we have developed.

Research services

Materials characterization via angular resolved photoemission and soft X-ray scattering

Sectors of application
  • Information and communication technologies and media

Specialized Lab



Quantum Materials and Devices Foundry

Molecular-beam epitaxy chamber

Growth of complex transition metal-oxide thin films and heterostructures that are both scientifically and technologically important

  Spin-resolved photoemission spectrometer  

Quantum Materials Spectroscopy Centre at Canadian Light Source

Photoemission spectrometer with spin-detection capabilities

Characterization of the magnetic and electronic properties of complex oxide materials

  Photoemission spectrometer  

Resonant Elastic and Inelastic Soft X-ray Scattering at Canadian Light Source

Dedicated soft X-ray beamline facility at the Canadian Light Source

A wide range of advanced materials can be investigated by various photon-in and photon-out techniques under magnetic fields and at different temperatures



Canadian Light Source

Quantum Materials Laboratory