The goal of the CoE-LTQ is to produce quantum electronical and mechanical components with sensors based on superconducting and carbon structures as important circuit elements.
At low temperatures near absolute zero, physical systems eventually condense into their quantum mechanical ground state, and may exhibit extraordinary properties. In the superconducting state of metals, the electric current flows without loss, and in the superfluid state of helium, the flow is lossless as well. Both of these are macroscopic quantum-mechanical phenomena.
The applications of the research include superconducting sensors for terahertz imaging and calorimeters and thermometers for low temperature research.