MIT
Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren

The frontier of information processing 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 developing nanofabrication technology at the few-nanometer length-scale. We use these technologies to push the envelope of what is possible with photonic and electrical devices, focusing in particular on the superconductive devices. Our research combines electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and helps extend the limits of nanoscale engineering.

LATEST EVENTS IN OUR GROUP

3.24.2014
Rachel Philiph Awarded Prestigous Goldwater Scholarship
Congratulations to Rachel Philiph for being recognized as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar. Rachel is a student in Materials Science from Iowa State University. She was an integral member of QNN,... Read more >>
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3.3.2014
DSA of BCP highlighted in EE Times
Recent work published by our group was featured in EE Times. The highlighted paper uses directed self-assembly (DSA) of <20nm block copolymer. The EE Times article discusses this work's potential... Read more >>
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6.3.2013
Faraz Najafi Highlighted by RLE
Every month, the Research Laboratory for Electronics (RLE) at MIT highlights one research student. This month, QNN's Faraz Najafi was highlighted. His work pursues nanofabrication, characterization, and device performance of... Read more >>
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5.15.2013
Videos online, including STEM Lithography work
Our page with a number of interesting videos is up and available to check out. We plan to continuously add to this page with more and more videos. Please provide... Read more >>
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3.26.2013
Nanowerk Highlights EBL with STEM for single-nm features
Nanotechweb has released a Journal Highlight of some of our recently published work. The research involves using electron beam lithography to precisely place quantum dots on a sample surface. The... Read more >>
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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device