National Physical Laboratory

Alexander Tzalenchuk

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Alexander Tzalenchuk

Since joining the Quantum Detection group Alexander Tzalenchuk has led a number of projects concerning quantum metrology; magnetic and superconducting macroscopic quantum systems; single particle detection; terahertz photon counting; scanning probe microscopy; and graphene.

In the end of 2007, he was appointed a visiting professor in the Physics Department of the University of London's Royal Holloway College, where he is presently giving a course: 'Frontiers of Metrology'.


Alexander received a BA degree in Electronics Engineering from the Department of Crystal Physics, Faculty of Electronic Materials and Devices, Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute, and a PhD degree in Physics and Mathematics from A V Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography Russian Academy of Sciences.

Alexander has nearly 30 years of experience in solid-state physics, nanotechnology and quantum metrology. In his early days in Moscow, he studied charge transport in semiconducting and fast-ion conducting bicrystals. Later he spent over 10 years at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, investigating Josephson devices in high-Tc superconductors (HTS). In particular, he worked on the development of submicron technology for the HTS materials and studied a range of mesoscopic effects in ultrasmall HTS Josephson junctions before joining NPL in February 2002.

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Tel: +44 20 8943 6953

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2013
Created: 16 Dec 2010


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