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Characterization of nano vacuum electronics




RLE: Research Lab for Electronics

Faculty Supervisor:

Karl K. Berggren

Faculty email:


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Rolling until filled, ideally by 18 Sept.


Mina Bionta: mbionta@mit.edu, Marco Turchetti: turchett@mit.edu, Donnie Keathley: pdkeat2@mit.edu

Project Description

The Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication (QNN) group is looking for UROP students. Our group is building nanodevices to develop planar nano vacuum electronics, to be operated in harsh environments such as space, where the high level of ionizing radiation can alter the electrical characteristics of standard electronics. We are looking for someone to characterize nano-vacuum field emitters that are instrumental in the development of such devices and to build an automated control system for the characterization process. In this UROP you will: --Learn how to measure and characterize field emission nano electronics; --Automate data collection and analysis via computer control; --Work in a team environment with experienced scientists and engineers; Please contact Donnie Keathley (pdkeat2@mit.edu), Mina Bionta (mbionta@mit.edu) or Marco Turchetti (turchett@mit.edu) if interested


On campus access required. Some prior nanoelectronics knowledge and familiarity with Matlab, python or similar. This project is open to interested students majoring in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, and other relevant fields.