Nanotalo building

The Nanotalo building houses some School of Science Department of Applied Physics activities as well as two Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence run by the Low Temperature Laboratory.
Nanotalo. Puumiehenkuja 2. Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University
Image: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

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About the building

The Nanotalo building houses a part of the Department of Applied Physics of the School of Science and two of the Academy of Finland's top research units administered by the Low Temperature Laboratory.

Designed by Alvar Aalto, the building was completed in 1966. Additional buildings for the former Wood Laboratory were made in 1969 and 1990, the latest was Elissa Aalto's design. In 2006 a modernisation work was completed, including an extension for the needs of nanomicroscopy.

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About the Low Temperature Laboratory

The Low Temperature Laboratory is one of the leading low temperature and nanoeletronics research environments in the world. Around a dozen research groups are working in the Nanotechnology area at Otaniemi along with some national Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence.

The research in the Low Temparature Laboratory focuses on physics and nanoelectronics of low temperatures (less than 1K). Its achievements in low temperature physics and nanoelectronics have led to successful applications also in the development of innovative instruments and experimental paradigms. As a result of groundbreaking work, a number of world records have emerged at the lowest measured temperatures. At the same time, nanophysics instruments have been developed in the laboratory, whose sensitivity is approaching boundaries where only the basic laws of quantum mechanics prevail.

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