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

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

Exactly solvable model of calorimetric measurements

Brecht Donvil, Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi, Dmitry Golubev 2020 Physical Review B

Quantifying the quantum heat contribution from a driven superconducting circuit

Cyril Elouard, George Thomas, Olivier Maillet, J. P. Pekola, A. N. Jordan 2020 Physical Review E

Coulomb Blockade Thermometry on a Wide Temperature Range

O. M. Hahtela, A. Kemppinen, J. Lehtinen, Antti J. Manninen, E. Mykkanen, M. Prunnila, N. Yurttagul, F. Blanchet, M. Gramich, B. Karimi, E. T. Mannila, J. Muhojoki, J. T. Peltonen, J. P. Pekola 2020 2020 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2020

Superconducting phase transition in inhomogeneous chains of superconducting islands

Eduard Ilin, Irina Burkova, Xiangyu Song, Michael Pak, Dmitri S. Golubev, Alexey Bezryadin 2020 Physical Review B

Control of the surface plasmon dispersion and Purcell effect at the metamaterial-dielectric interface

Konstantin A. Ivanov, Konstantin M. Morozov, Galia Pozina, Azat R. Gubaydullin, Elizaveta I. Girshova, Mikhail A. Kaliteevski 2020 Scientific Reports

Optimized Proximity Thermometer for Ultrasensitive Detection

Bayan Karimi, Danilo Nikolic, Tuomas Tuukkanen, Joonas T. Peltonen, Wolfgang Belzig, Jukka P. Pekola 2020 Physical Review Applied

Quantum Trajectory Analysis of Single Microwave Photon Detection by Nanocalorimetry

Bayan Karimi, Jukka P. Pekola 2020 Physical Review Letters

Reaching the ultimate energy resolution of a quantum detector

Bayan Karimi, Fredrik Brange, Peter Samuelsson, Jukka P. Pekola 2020 Nature Communications
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