Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren and Dr. P. Donald Keathley

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.


QNN awarded AFOSR MURI Grant
We are happy to announce that we were awarded an AFOSR MURI grant as part of a team of researchers at MIT, Harvard and Yale. The goal of this program... Read more >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device