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

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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4.29.2015
Prof. Berggren authors case-study in MIT Innovation Deficit Report
Karl Berggren recently served as a member of MIT's recent committee tasked with studying the nation's "Innovation Deficit." The outcome of the committee was a report in which a number... Read more >>
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4.2.2015
Sarah Goodman Awarded NDSEG Fellowship
Congrats to QNN group member Sarah Goodman who has received the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG). This is a large honor and will fund her research for... Read more >>
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4.2.2015
Amir Tavakkoli K.G. Receives Best Postdoc Presentation Award from the MRS Symposium Directed Self Assembly for Nanopatterning
Congrats to Dr. Amir Tavakkoli K.G. for receiving the Best Postdoc Presentation Award from the MRS Symposium Directed Self Assembly for Nanopatterning. This was given to Amir for his presentation "Formation... Read more >>
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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device