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Study and optimization of superconducting material growth for integrated microwave devices.


Term:

Spring-Summer

Department:

6: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty Supervisor:

Karl K. Berggren

Faculty email:

berggren@mit.edu

Apply by:

2020/02/29

Contact:

To apply, send an email to colang@mit.edu and berggren@mit.edu

Project Description

The Superconducting Devices team in the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group (QNN) is looking for a UROP student. The development of cryogenic, low-power, qubit-compatible, ultra-compact microwave components such as switches, couplers, isolators, and circulators, is critical to scaling up superconducting quantum systems. A fully integrated system will significantly decrease the manufacturing and operational cost for quantum computers and is necessary for quantum technologies to make significant societal and economic impacts. We are looking for a motivated student to - study and optimize the deposition of superconducting materials (NbN, TiN...) on low-k and high-k substrates for the development of ultra-compact superconducting microwave devices. The UROP will work in contact with graduate students and will gain practical experience with state-of-the-art deposition tools, room temperature, and cryogenic measurements.

Pre-requisites

No prior knowledge is superconductivity is required but it would be helpful. Familiarity with Matlab, python or similar would also be helpful. This project is open to interested students majoring in electrical engineering, physics, material science, and other relevant fields. The UROP can be for pay or credit.