Department of Applied Physics

Pico - Quantum Phenomena and Devices

We investigate mesoscopic physics and its sensor applications. The main focus is on charge transport and thermal properties of metallic, superconducting and hybrid nanostructures. Particular research topics include electronic thermometry and refrigeration, nonequilibrium effects, Josephson devices, quantized and coherent charge pumping, noise, fluctuations and full counting statistics of charge and heat transport.
Jukka Pekola

Group leader: Jukka Pekola

Tel: +358 40 700 9290, +358 50 344 2697
e-mail: jukka.pekola(at)

Minna Günes
+358 50 3018442
e-mail: minna.gunes(at)

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Latest publications

Radio-Frequency Coulomb-Blockade Thermometry

Florian Blanchet, Yu Cheng Chang, Bayan Karimi, Joonas T. Peltonen, Jukka P. Pekola 2022 Physical Review Applied

Learning Feedback Control Strategies for Quantum Metrology

Alessio Fallani, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Dario Tamascelli, Marco G. Genoni 2022 PRX Quantum

Photonic heat transport in three terminal superconducting circuit

Azat Gubaydullin, George Thomas, Dmitry S. Golubev, Dmitrii Lvov, Joonas T. Peltonen, Jukka P. Pekola 2022 Nature Communications

Low Temperature Characteristics of the Metal–Superconductor NIS Tunneling Thermometer

Bayan Karimi, Yu Cheng Chang, Jukka P. Pekola 2022 Journal of Low Temperature Physics

Optimization of the Cold-Electron Bolometer and a Quasiparticle Cascade Amplifier in the Voltage-Biased Mode

Leonid Kuzmin, Dmitry Golubev 2022 IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity

A superconductor free of quasiparticles for seconds

E. T. Mannila, P. Samuelsson, S. Simbierowicz, J. T. Peltonen, V. Vesterinen, L. Grönberg, J. Hassel, V. F. Maisi, J. P. Pekola 2022 Nature Physics

An electron turnstile for frequency-to-power conversion

Marco Marín-Suárez, Joonas T. Peltonen, Dmitry S. Golubev, Jukka P. Pekola 2022 Nature Nanotechnology

Ultrasensitive Calorimetric Detection of Single Photons from Qubit Decay

Jukka P. Pekola, Bayan Karimi 2022 Physical Review X

Correlation-enabled energy exchange in quantum systems without external driving

T. Pyhäranta, S. Alipour, A. T. Rezakhani, T. Ala-Nissila 2022 Physical Review A

Witnessing objectivity on a quantum computer

Dario A. Chisholm, Guillermo García-Pérez, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Sabrina Maniscalco, G. Massimo Palma 2022 Quantum Science and Technology
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