The scientific aim of the Department of Quantum Nanoscience is to explore the frontiers of science on the nanometer-scale. We aim to reveal new physics and to exploit novel principles in devices with new functionality. The nanostructures we study vary from superconductors to biomolecules and are fabricated with bottom-up methods (starting with atoms or molecules) or top-down techniques (such as electron-beam lithography).
The Department of Quantum Nanoscience consists of six research groups and a Kavli Nanolab cleanroom, all aimed at innovative research at the current frontier of science on a nano-scale.
Conceptual close-up of the Majorana nano-device, Leo Kouwenhoven.