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

5.27.2016
Andrew Dane awarded MRS symposium student presentation prize at MRS Spring 2016
Congratulations to QNN member Andrew Dane for being awarded the MRS symposium student presentation prize for his talk "Bias Sputtered Few-Nanometer-Thick Niobium Nitride for Superconducting Devices" at the Spring 2016... Read more >>
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4.5.2016
Emily Toomey awarded NSF fellowship
Congratulations to Emily Toomey on receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious and competitive award will support her work for three years.
3.21.2016
New Paper: “Designs for a quantum electron microscope”
One of the astounding consequences of quantum mechanics is that it allows the detection of a target using an incident probe, with only a low probability of interaction of the... Read more >>
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1.25.2016
New Papers: “Multilayer block copolymer meshes by orthogonal self-assembly” and “The orientations of large aspect-ratio coiled-coil proteins attached to gold nanostructures”
“Multilayer block copolymer meshes by orthogonal self-assembly”, Amir Tavakkoli K. G., Samuel M. Nicaise, Karim R. Gadelrab, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Caroline A. Ross & Karl K. Berggren. Nature Communications, (2016) DOI:... Read more >>
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1.13.2016
New Paper: “Dimensional Tailoring of Hydrothermally Grown Zinc Oxide Nanowire Arrays”
Hydrothermally synthesized ZnO nanowire arrays are critical components in a range of nanostructured semiconductor devices. The device performance is governed by relevant nanowire morphological parameters that cannot be fully controlled... Read more >>
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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device