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.

Three-dimensional nanofabrication using HSQ/PMMA bilayer resists

LATEST EVENTS IN OUR GROUP

4.5.2016
Emily Toomey awarded NSF fellowship
Congratulations to Emily Toomey on receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious and competitive award will support her work for three years.
3.21.2016
New Paper: “Designs for a quantum electron microscope”
One of the astounding consequences of quantum mechanics is that it allows the detection of a target using an incident probe, with only a low probability of interaction of the... Read more >>
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1.25.2016
New Papers: “Multilayer block copolymer meshes by orthogonal self-assembly” and “The orientations of large aspect-ratio coiled-coil proteins attached to gold nanostructures”
“Multilayer block copolymer meshes by orthogonal self-assembly”, Amir Tavakkoli K. G., Samuel M. Nicaise, Karim R. Gadelrab, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Caroline A. Ross & Karl K. Berggren. Nature Communications, (2016) DOI:... Read more >>
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1.13.2016
New Paper: “Dimensional Tailoring of Hydrothermally Grown Zinc Oxide Nanowire Arrays”
Hydrothermally synthesized ZnO nanowire arrays are critical components in a range of nanostructured semiconductor devices. The device performance is governed by relevant nanowire morphological parameters that cannot be fully controlled... Read more >>
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12.17.2015
Professor Berggren named as IEEE fellow
Congratulations to Professor Berggren on becoming an IEEE fellow, the highest grade of membership in IEEE. He has been recognized by IEEE for his contributions to nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing in the... Read more >>
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