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 superconductive and free-electron devices. Our research combines electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and helps extend the limits of nanoscale engineering.

LATEST EVENTS IN OUR GROUP

12.21.2016
New publication: “Photoemission from Plasmonic Nanoparticles”
We demonstrate strong-field, carrier-envelope-phase-sensitive photoemission from arrays of tailored metallic nanoparticles, and we show the influence of the nanoparticle geometry and the plasmon resonance on the phase-sensitive response. Additionally, from... Read more >>
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12.9.2016
New publication: “Using Geometry to Sense Current”
We describe a superconducting three-terminal Y-shaped device that uses a simple geometric effect known as current crowding to sense the flow of current and actuate a readout signal. A complete description... Read more >>
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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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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device