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

Thermal and Electrical Performance Study of Cold-Finger ³he Cryostat in Precision Measurement of Quantum Hall Resistance and Single-Electron Current

Young Seok Ghee, Wan Seop Kim, Dong Hun Chae, Bum Kyu Kim, Jesse Muhojoki, Myung Ho Bae, Nam Kim 2021 IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

Single-Photon Detection with a Josephson Junction Coupled to a Resonator

Dmitry S. Golubev, Evgeni V. Il'Ichev, Leonid S. Kuzmin 2021 Physical Review Applied

Finite-time quantum Stirling heat engine

S. Hamedani Raja, S. Maniscalco, G. S. Paraoanu, J. P. Pekola, N. Lo Gullo 2021 New Journal of Physics

Electron-phonon coupling of epigraphene at millikelvin temperatures measured by quantum transport thermometry

Bayan Karimi, Hans He, Yu Cheng Chang, Libin Wang, Jukka P. Pekola, Rositsa Yakimova, Naveen Shetty, Joonas T. Peltonen, Samuel Lara-Avila, Sergey Kubatkin 2021 Applied Physics Letters

Thermodynamics of Gambling Demons

Gonzalo Manzano, Diego Subero, Olivier Maillet, Rosario Fazio, Jukka P. Pekola, Edgar Roldan 2021 Physical Review Letters

Thermoelectric current in a graphene Cooper pair splitter

Z. B. Tan, A. Laitinen, N. S. Kirsanov, A. Galda, V. M. Vinokur, M. Haque, A. Savin, D. S. Golubev, G. B. Lesovik, P. J. Hakonen 2021 Nature Communications

Nonlocal thermoelectricity in a hybrid superconducting graphene device

D. S. Golubev, N. S. Kirsanov, Z. B. Tan, A. Laitinen, A. Galda, V. M. Vinokur, M. Haque, A. Savin, G. B. Lesovik, P. J. Hakonen 2021 MIPT (PHYSTECH) - QUANT 2020

Electric field control of radiative heat transfer in a superconducting circuit

Olivier Maillet, Diego Subero, Joonas T. Peltonen, Dmitry S. Golubev, Jukka P. Pekola 2020 Nature Communications
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