MIT
Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren

The frontier of electronic and photonic devices lies in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. At the nanoscale, materials and structures can be engineered to exhibit interesting new properties, some based on quantum mechanical effects. Our research focuses on pushing nanofabrication technology to the few-nanometer length-scale by using charged-particle beams combined with self-assembly. We use the technologies we develop to push the envelope of what is possible with photonic and electrical devices, focusing in particular on the nanowire-based superconductive photodetectors. Our research combines electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and helps push the boundaries of what is considered possible in nanoscale engineering.

LATEST EVENTS IN OUR GROUP

11.15.2016
Adam McCaughan awarded 2016 Jin-Au Kong Award for outstanding PhD thesis in EE
Congratulations to Adam McCaughan for being awarded the 2016 Jin-Au Kong Award for outstanding PhD thesis in electrical engineering. Adam's thesis, titled, "Superconducting Thin Film Nanoelectronics," describes his work on... Read more >>
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11.4.2016
Professor Berggren awarded the Frank Quick Research Innovation Fellowship
Congratulations to Professor Berggren on being awarded the Frank Quick Research Innovation Fellowship (FRIF). The FRIF was created through the generosity of EECS alumnus Frank Quick '69, SM '70 to... Read more >>
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9.16.2016
Seeking Graduate Research Assistant in superconducting-nanowire based electronics
Developing superconducting-nanowire based electronics We are looking for a graduate research assistant (must be an admitted MIT graduate student) to develop novel quantum sensors, logic devices and digital circuits based... Read more >>
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6.28.2016
Seeking post-doctoral candidate in electron optics and nanofabrication
Post-doctoral candidate sought with experience suitable to performing research in one or more of the following areas: design of electron optics, numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields and electron trajectories in... Read more >>
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6.20.2016
New Paper: “nanoSQUID operation using kinetic rather than magnetic induction”
We report on a method of nanoSQUID modulation which uses kinetic inductance rather than magnetic inductance to manip-ulate the internal fluxoid state. We produced modulation using injected current rather than... Read more >>
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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device