Harris Lab

Quantum Optics, Quantum Electronics, and Micromechanics

Persistent Current

Microcantilevers as probes of closed mesoscopic systems

Fabricating a sub-micron circuit on the end of a cantilever allows us to study it in isolation.

 

 

In-situ electron thermometry

Monitoring the devices superconducting transition makes it possible to determine the temperature of the isolated metal ring.

 

 

Persistent currents in normal-metal rings

A number of important questions remain unanswered about the properties of dissipationless currents flowing through resistors.