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Interfaces: how they make or break a nanodevice

16 Feb 2022 Sponsored by Zurich Instruments

Available to watch now, Zurich Instruments explores the role of interfaces in nanodevices

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As the size of electronic devices goes down to a few nanometres, interfaces become increasingly relevant and often dominate and interfere with a device’s performance. Hybrid devices are a particularly good example, because they rely on interfacing materials with different physical properties to control superconductivity, spin or other carrier characteristics in the active parts of the device. The performance of these structures depends critically on their reliable fabrication and interface characterization.

In this webinar, Jelena Trbovic and Heidi Potts will take you from general interface considerations to nanodevice characterization with lock-in amplifiers: you will learn how to set up low-noise measurements and how to characterize devices on ultrafast timescales using RF reflectometry.

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Jelena Trbovic

Jelena Trbovic is an application scientist at Zurich Instruments, where she manages nanotechnology and magnetism applications, and the MFLI Lock-in Amplifier. She received her PhD from Florida State University for research on semiconductor spintronics. As a postdoc at the University of Basel, she studied quantum transport in carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, graphene, and superconducting wires. Jelena enjoys discussing the importance of good measurement practice.

Heidi Potts


Heidi Potts is an application scientist at Zurich Instruments. She received her PhD from EPFL in Lausanne: her background is in semiconducting nanostructures and quantum dots. At Zurich Instruments, she is excited to meet researchers from different fields and discuss their measurement challenges.

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