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

Games for Quantum Physics Education

Maria Luisa Chiofalo, Caterina Foti, Cristina Lazzeroni, Sabrina Maniscalco, Zeki C. Seskir, Jacob Sherson, Carrie Ann Weidner, Marisa Michelini 2024 Journal of Physics: Conference Series

The variational quantum eigensolver self-consistent field method within a polarizable embedded framework

Erik Rosendahl Kjellgren, Peter Reinholdt, Aaron Fitzpatrick, Walter N. Talarico, Phillip W.K. Jensen, Stephan P.A. Sauer, Sonia Coriani, Stefan Knecht, Jacob Kongsted 2024 Journal of Chemical Physics

Microwave quantum diode

Rishabh Upadhyay, Dmitry S. Golubev, Yu Cheng Chang, George Thomas, Andrew Guthrie, Joonas T. Peltonen, Jukka P. Pekola 2024 Nature Communications

Lee-Yang theory of Bose-Einstein condensation

Fredrik Brange, Tuomas Pyhäranta, Eppu Heinonen, Kay Brandner, Christian Flindt 2023 Physical Review A

Quantum Simulation of Dissipative Collective Effects on Noisy Quantum Computers

Marco Cattaneo, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Guillermo García-Pérez, Roberta Zambrini, Sabrina Maniscalco 2023 PRX Quantum

Self-consistent quantum measurement tomography based on semidefinite programming

Marco Cattaneo, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Keijo Korhonen, Elsi Mari Borrelli, Guillermo García-Pérez, Zoltán Zimborás, Daniel Cavalcanti 2023 PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH

Quantum Stirling heat engine operating in finite time

Debmalya Das, George Thomas, Andrew N. Jordan 2023 Physical Review A

Thermodynamic geometry of ideal quantum gases : a general framework and a geometric picture of BEC-enhanced heat engines

Joshua Eglinton, Tuomas Pyhäranta, Keiji Saito, Kay Brandner 2023 New Journal of Physics

Experimentally accessible nonseparability criteria for multipartite-entanglement-structure detection

Guillermo García-Pérez, Oskari Kerppo, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Sabrina Maniscalco 2023 PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH

Link Prediction with Continuous-Time Classical and Quantum Walks

Mark Goldsmith, Harto Saarinen, Guillermo García-Pérez, Joonas Malmi, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Sabrina Maniscalco 2023 Entropy
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