Materials for Quantum Technologies

Materials For Quantum Technologies

The laboratory is dedicated to the development of epitaxial semiconductor nanostructures and materials for quantum technology devices:

Targeted devices:

  • Deterministic Photon Emitters (for Quantum Information applications)

  • Quantum Dot Infrared photodetectors (QDIP) (for Earth Observation from space)

  • Quantum Well Red LED (for microdisplays and lightning)

It operates in two sites:

  • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Via Cozzi 55, 2016 Milano (Italy)

  • L-NESS, Via Anzani 42, 22100 Como (Italy)


  • Two Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth chambers (Arsenides and Nitrides)

  • Atomic Force Microscopy, X-ray diffractometer, clean room and lithographic apparata (@L-NESS)

Materials For Quantum Technologies
Materials For Quantum Technologies
Materials For Quantum Technologies

Laboratory KETs

  • Innovative epitaxial deposition techniques for III/V semiconductor nanostructure fabrication engineered for the targeted application

  • Detailed design of heterostructure materials and structures via quantum simulation tools

  • Control of electronic states via nanostructure composition and morphology fine tuning

  • Full characterization of crystal structure & electronic states

  • Fabrication of innovative devices

Materials For Quantum Technologies

Dot/Ring & its electronic wavefunctions

The L-NESS Laboratory

A Joint Laboratory of Università di Milano Bicocca & Politecnico di Milano

The L-NESS - Laboratory for Nanostructure Epitaxy and Spintronics - occupies a unique position in the Italian research landscape because of the extraordinary concentration of research infrastructure of growth, characterization, modelling and nano-fabrication

Materials For Quantum Technologies

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We are coordinating a large international training network (MSCA) for the development of next generation photon emitters for quantum information and communications

15 PhDs, 7 Universities and 4 Industries


Our Innovative quantum materials growth strategy:

The Droplet Epitaxy

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