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

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

Robust Strong-Coupling Architecture in Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics

Rishabh Upadhyay, George Thomas, Yu Cheng Chang, Dmitry S. Golubev, Andrew Guthrie, Azat Gubaydullin, Joonas T. Peltonen, Jukka P. Pekola 2021 Physical Review Applied

Joule heating effects in high-Transparency Josephson junctions

Matti Tomi, Mikhail R. Samatov, Andrey S. Vasenko, Antti Laitinen, Pertti Hakonen, Dmitry S. Golubev 2021 Physical Review B

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

Learning to Measure: Adaptive Informationally Complete Generalized Measurements for Quantum Algorithms

Guillermo Garcia-Perez, Matteo A. C. Rossi, Boris Sokolov, Francesco Tacchino, Panagiotis Kl Barkoutsos, Guglielmo Mazzola, Ivano Tavernelli, Sabrina Maniscalco 2021 PRX Quantum

Thermodynamics of Gambling Demons

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

Self-Calibrating Superconducting Pair-Breaking Detector

E. T. Mannila, V. F. Maisi, J. P. Pekola 2021 Physical Review Letters

Colloquium: Quantum heat transport in condensed matter systems

Jukka P. Pekola, Bayan Karimi 2021 Reviews of Modern Physics

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 2021 Nature Physics
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