Nanodevice Characterization and Quantum Technologies

The main mission of the Nanodevice Characterization and Quantum Technologies lab is the experimental investigation of the electrical and noise properties of nanoscale devices as well as the study of the application of quantum properties, such as superposition and entanglement, to computation and metrology.
Device characterization can be performed over a wide range of temperatures, from about 25 mK (in a dilution refrigerator) to 500 K. Equipment for state-of-the-art noise measurements is available, including correlation techniques and anti-vibrating tables.
Further activities are focused on electronic systems for transportation, such as derailment detectors for freight trains and wireless power transfer to charge the batteries of electric vessels and vehicles.

People: Massimo Macucci (coordinator), Giovanni Basso, Gianluca Fiori, Stefano Di Pascoli, Paolo Marconcini

Current Projects:

Prot-One (development of an electric boat)

Thesys Rail (sensors and electronics for climate control in trains).

The lab hosts also some of the activities of other projects, such as PEP2d and WASP.

Lab Equipment:

Dilution Refrigerator MCK-50 from Leiden Cryogenics;
Superconducting magnet for up to 9 Tesla;
High-performance digital oscilloscope Rohde & Schwarz RTO;
Digital Signal Analyzers: Stanford Research SR780 and Hewlett Packard HP3562A;
Signal Generator Rohde & Schwarz SMC100A (9 kHz - 1 GHz); Lock-in
amplifiers: Stanford Research SR810 and Zuerich MFLI 5 MHz;
Network Analyzer Anritsu MS46522B-020 with coverage from 50 kHz to
20 GHz; Shielded Room for noise measurements; Keithley Nanovoltmeter 2182A;
Picoammeters: HP 4140B and Keithley 617; Keithley 4200 Semiconductor
Characterization System; Precision LCR meters: Agilent 4284A, Agilent 4285A, HP 4274A, Spectrum Analyzer HP8568B

01 Aprile 2019