• 16-03-2018

    Miniaturizing superconducting nanowire single-photon detection systems

    The researcher of Shanghai Institute of Microsystem, Lixing You has been invited to publish Viewpoint article in Superconductor Science and Technology. Recently, the researcher of Center for Excellence in Superconducting Electronics and State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Dr. Lixing You has been invited by Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST), [ Learn more ]

  • 07-03-2018

    Positive Progress in Water-Dispersible Graphene Made by SIMIT

    Due to the excellent physical and chemical properties (high electron mobility at room temperature of 15000 cm2/V·s, high thermal conductivity of 5000 W/m·K, high Young's modulus of 350 N/m etc.), graphene has been widely [ Learn more ]

  • 15-01-2018

    Significant achievement on thermoelectric materials research made by SIMIT

    Recently, one research group from CAS Center for Excellence in Superconducting Electronics of SIMIT, leaded by Prof. Dawei Shen, successfully achieved the high-resolution low-lying electronic structure of SnSe, a thermoelectric material currently maintaining the highest thermoelectric figure of merit[ Learn more ]

  • 15-01-2018

    SIMIT has made important progress in ultra-low field magnetic resonance imaging

    The group of superconductivity at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences suggested a method to suppress the power-line interference in ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging (ULF NMR/MRI) in the cooperation with Prof. Hans-Joachim Krause’s group at Forschungszentrum Jülich of Germany. [ Learn more ]

  • 05-12-2017

    Practical Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector Sets Efficiency Record

    Researchers have demonstrated the fabrication and operation of a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector (SNSPD) with detection efficiency that they believe is the highest on record. The photodetector is made of polycrystalline NbN with system detection efficiency of 90.2 percent for 1550-nm-wavelength photons at 2.1 K. In experiments, the system detection efficiency saturated at 92.1 percent when the temperature was lowered to 1.8 K. The research team believes that [ Learn more ]