Perspective in EPN: Breaking the Millikelvin Barrier in Nanoelectronics


The fall issue of Europhysics News is featuring the perspectives on "Breaking the Millikelvin Barrier in Nanoelectronics" from Rich Haley, Jonathan Prance (Lancaster) and Dominik Zumbühl (Basel).
In labs across Europe physicists are pushing the boundaries of how far we can cool the electrons in nano-fabricated circuits and quantum-enhanced devices. The cryogen-free revolution in dilution refrigeration has liberated researchers from a reliance on helium, a costly and non-renewable resource, and hugely expanded the numbers of cooling machines available for new science and quantum technology applications which exploit the properties of materials at kelvin and millikelvin temperatures. 
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