Quantum Engineering

Nanoelectronics and Photonics

As feature sizes scale towards atomic dimensions in nanoelectronic devices quantum phenomena become dominamt. The quantum engineering groups explore quantum phenomena in nanoscale structures to discover and engineer effects that can be usefully employed for high performance computing and telecommunications applications, and for advanced concepts in sensor and biophysics devices.

This activity centers on semiconductor physics and modeling of electronic and optoelectronic devices in the nanoscale, low dimensional effects, quantum effects, quantum information processing/computing, spin electronics, molecular electronics, bionics/biological computing, nonlinear physics of solids, phonon processes in nanostructures, and collective electron and hole phenomena. We collaborate with experimental groups who investigate the properties of materials and devices of mutual interest.

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