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

9.22.2015
Congratulations Faraz, Adam, and Vitor!
Congratulations to Faraz Najafi, Adam McCaughan, and Vitor Manfrinato on their graduations! Check out their theses below: Faraz Najafi: Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors: New Detector Architectures and Integration with Photonic Chips Vitor Manfrinato: Electron-beam... Read more >>
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9.10.2015
New Book Chapter: “Self-assembly of block copolymers by graphoepitaxy”
We have written a book chapter about the self-assembly of block copolymers by graphoepitaxy. In the fabrication of a desired block copolymer (BCP) nanostructure for a particular application, a key challenge... Read more >>
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8.4.2015
Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) annual report is published
A showcase of MTL's diverse and creative research, this report contains 147 abstracts submitted by 40 research groups. The QNN group's contributions can be found here: Driving Stage for SFQ... Read more >>
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6.19.2015
New paper: “Infrared transmissometer to measure the thickness of NbN films” published in Applied Optics
We built a transmissometer to determine the thickness of thin films of NbN that are deposited as the starting material for SNSPDs. The transmissometer measures the transmittance of light through... Read more >>
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5.11.2015
Alyssa Cartwright Receives Morais (’86) and Rosenblum (’86) UROP Award
Congrats to QNN Group Member Alyssa Cartwright for receiving the Morais ('86) and Rosenblum ('86) UROP Award. This award is given at the annual EECS Celebration in recognition of best... Read more >>
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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device