On the 22nd …..

Our brand new cleanroom is officially opening. Looking forward to the fabrication of cool nanodevices!



A trip to QuTech

Together with Peter Traunmüller and Thomas Adeltzsberger we had the great pleasure to visit Raymond Schouten and his team at QuTech. We learned about the new features of the IVVI, the low noise electronics developed at TU Delft. Raymond and his team demonstrated us also their latest developments. This visit was definitely a source of inspiration.


Student open day @IST Austria

Interested in the PhD program at IST Austria? Save the date! The Institute of Science and Technology Austria welcomes you on November 25 (Friday), 2016!

Join lab tours and “Meet the Research Group” sessions, where you get the opportunity to meet our professors, postdocs and PhD students and ask them about their research. Find out about our PhD program and internship opportunities from the Dean (Prof. Nick Barton) and the PhD Program Chair (Prof. Gasper Tkacik). Take a campus tour to learn more about the founding principles of IST Austria as well as its past and future developments.

More info you can find here!

Visitor, workshop…

 This week Ferdinand Kuemmeth from the Center for Quantum Devices at Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen visited IST Austria and our lab. Except enjoying a very interesting talk about spin and majorana qubits, in relaxed discussions we learned a lot from Ferdinand about experiments we are about to perform.


We are looking forward to participate at The Silicon Quantum Electronics Workshop in Delft, The Netherlands.  H. Watzinger will give a talk on Heavy hole charge sensing and double quantum dots in Ge hut wires and big part of the group will be there to cheer for him (and hear what is the best way to build a quantum computer, of course).

Installation of the first fridge


The last week of April our dilution fridge CF-CS81-1400-MAG from Leiden Cryogenics arrived. We had some fun unloading it from the truck and transporting it into the lab building – many thanks to Thomas and his tractor for the help, Todor and the whole Miba mechanical shop and the Construction and Maintenance crew for fighting against a stubborn door. Luckily elevators are spacious enough for such a monster and soon after delivery the fridge was (still unpacked) waiting for the installation day.

This dry dilution refrigerator has a cooling power of 1.4 mW at 120mK, a probe diameter of 81mm, 48 DC lines, 8 RF lines and it is equipped with a vector magnet: 9Tesla in the z – direction and 3Tesla in the x – direction are possible.

On Monday the installation process started and it is still ongoing. Arlette de Waard from Leiden Cryogenics takes care that at everything goes smoothly.