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Laboratory of Cryogenic Nanoelectronics

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning, research institutions of the governmental academies of sciences and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0029

Host institution of higher learning:
State educational institution of higher professional education "Nizhniy Novgorod State Technical University named after R. E. Alexeyev"

Scientific research area:
Radio-electronics

Project goal:
To create a laboratory at the university that will specialize in cryogenic nanoelectronics and that will be able to successfully compete with the world's leading laboratories in the field of supersensitive cryogenic sensors.

Key project objectives:
1. To promptly (within 5-6 years) overcome the 20-year difference between Russia and the rest of the world in the development of cryogenic nanoelectronics;
2. To expand the scope of practical application of cold electrons bolometer in astronomical projects.

Anticipated project outputs:
1. The project will help develop a 90-pixel reception system for the European balloon-stationed telescope "Boomerang";
2. The project will help develop reception devices in collaboration with NASA for the space spectrometer "Spica";
3. The project will help develop receptimn systms for the Russian space observatory "Millimetron".

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Kuzmin, Leonid Sergeyevich

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Academic degree and title:
Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor

Job title:
Professor at the Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg (Sweden)

Field of scientific interests:
1. Supersensitive bolometers for radioastronomy.
2. Single-electronics on supersmall tunnelling junctions.
3. Josephson tunneling effect, thermoelectric effects in superconductors.
4. End-scale measurements, squids, Andreev interferometers.

Key scientific achievements:
- Discovered correlated tunneling of single electrons in space (SET effect);
- Discovered correlated tunneling of Cooper pairs in time;
- Discovered correlated tunneling of single electrons in space and time (SET oscillations);
- Invented a new concept of cold electrons bolometer (CEB);
- Invented the concept of parallel/consecutive CEB chain;
- Invented a self-aligned technology of shade spraying for large-area tunneling junctions and nanoabsorbers;
- Developed a new concept of thermoelectric bolometer (TEB).

Scientific recognition:
- Author of more than 120 articles published in referenced journals;

Awards and distinctions:
- USSR Committee for Inventions and Discoveries Prize for discovering the "Phenomenon of single-frequency parametric regeneration of oscillations in weak superconducting systems" (1984);
- Chalmers University of Technology Education Prize for developing the world's most sensitive thermometer (2006);
- Serves as the Chairman of 13 international symposia and three international schools for young researchers.

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