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APhMS Special Seminar

Monday, January 24, 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Atomic Layer Processing for Better Quantum Devices
Russ Renzas, Quantum Technology Manager, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology,

NOTE: At this time, in-person APhMS seminars are open to all Caltech students/staff/faculty/visitors with a valid Caltech ID. Outside community members are welcome to join our online event



Meeting ID: 835 2405 6085


Quantum devices of all types are extremely sensitive to losses at surfaces and interfaces. Atomic layer deposition and atomic layer etch are emerging as superior alternatives to traditional fabrication techniques because they offer the potential for engineered interfaces with less loss. We will discuss the current status and future potential of these techniques for improved superconducting, color center, and photonic quantum devices.

More about the Speaker:

Russ specializes in Quantum Technology with the Plasma Technology group at Oxford Instruments. He facilitates collaborations that leverage Oxford Instruments' process expertise to help our partners carry out world-class research.

Russ's experience includes directing device fabrication at Rigetti Computing, a superconducting quantum computing start-up, as well as leading metrology, failure analysis, and fundamental understanding at a silver nanowire start-up. He has co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles. Russ has a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at UC Berkeley. Russ is currently based in Reno, Nevada.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Blankenship by email at [email protected].