In 2011, a new low temperature laboratory called the Superconducting Nano-Devices Laboratory, focussed on experiments with nano-structured superconducting quantum devices based on Josephson junctions was established at the University of New South Wales by Professor Timothy Duty. This laboratory joined EQuS in 2012 and has since expanded its facilities to include two BlueFors cryogen-free dilution refrigerators for ultra-low noise microwave and radio-frequency measurements at milliKelvin temperatures.
The laboratory has also invested in the development of new nano-fabrication processes for superconducting devices at the University of New South Wales node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility. The development of such processes was a challenging task. The team achieved the production of working and reliable Josephson devices in late 2013.
Nano-fabrication of Josephson devices was further developed in this laboratory during 2014, boosted by the acquisition of a new thin-film aluminum evaporator designed for the fabrication of Josephson-junction devices. EQuS can now produce superconducting devices on par with leading laboratories around the world.