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Self Assembly

Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group
Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 77 Massachusetts Ave. M/S 36-219 Cambridge, MA 02139

The frontier of electronic and photonic devices 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 pushing nanofabrication technology to the few-nanometer length-scale by using charged-particle beams combined with self-assembly. We use the technologies we develop to push the envelope of what is possible with photonic and electrical devices, focusing in particular on the nanowire-based superconductive photodetectors.