The group works on: Experiment. Applied Science

Brief description of the research lines of the group and contact details: CAB is focused on the development of state of the art superconducting detectors for space and ground-based instrumentation in the mm/sub-mm/Far-IR. Particularly, we are work on the development of Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs) including design, nanofabrication and low temperature characterization. We have participated in the international consortium of the instruments NIKA2 (IRAM, 30 m Telescope) and KISS (IAC, Quijote Telescope) and in the CORE mission proposed to ESA as M5 candidate.

We have recently started to collaborate with the Quantum Materials devices group led by F.Luis at ICMA (CSIC) on the development of superconducting lumped element resonators for its use in quantum processors based on spin qubits.

Singular equipment and techniques available to the group: Cryo-free dilution refrigerator with optical access and microwave electronics.

Confocal sputtering exclusively dedicated to superconducting thin films with homogeneity better than 2% in 4 inch wafers.

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Institution: Centro de Astrobiología. INTA-CSIC

Province: Madrid