Laboratory for Nano and Quantum Technologies
The Laboratory for Nano and Quantum Technologies (LNQ) is dedicated to fundamental and applied research, focusing on the synergies of nanotechnology and quantum science. We provide advanced micro and nanofabrication technologies to academic and industrial users, particularly in quantum technology and X-ray instrumentation. We develop quantum technologies for quantum computing and collaborate with Swiss scientists through the Quantum Hub.
The technology transfer centre Swiss PIC will be located in the Park Innovaare.
We are happy to announce that Alex has been awarded the 2022 Nicholas Kurti Science prize. The prize recognises his work on non-linear effects in Josephson junctions for quantum information processing.
The real-world application of this type of quantum computing gets one step closer with a new method to capture errors while qubits are talking to each other.
Starting in Novemeber 2022, Dr. Kevin Anthony Hofhuis joined the Nanotechnology group as an E-beam Lithography Scientist.
Welcome to the cleanroom team, Kevin!
On April 11th, we had the opportunity to celebrate the kick-off meeting of the new Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Technologies (LNQ), and many had the chance to meet their new colleagues for the first time. Presently, our lab joins together two cleanroom-technology focused groups, Nanotechnology led by Dr. Vitaliy Guzenko and Advanced Nanomanufacturing by Dr. Helmut Schift, respectively, with groups focusing on three different technology platforms in quantum computing. These are Ion trap Quantum Computing led by Dr. Cornelius Hempel, Superconducting Quantum Circuits that is an extension of Prof. Andreas Wallraff's activities at ETHZ, and Neutral Atoms Quantum Engineering, which will be led by Prof. Wenchao Xu joining in August.
Keyence VK-X3100 is a non-contact 3D surface profiler. It enables capturing images and performing the profile, roughness and film thickness analysis. The measurement head is equipped with semiconductor laser with the wave length of 404 nm and white LED. To reach the best performance, it uses laser confocal scanning, focus variation, adn while light interferometry measurement methods. The motorized sample stage allows for automatic inspection of up to 200mm wafers.