New clean room: from microtechnology to the quantum frontier
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, after obtaining important funding with the proposals submitted to IPCEI (Important projects of common European interest) and FESR (European Regional Development Fund) for research in sensors and microsystems, has started the renovation of its clean room.
In the past three decades, these laboratories have seen the development of sensors for different space missions, for the most advanced physics and microsystem experiments able to meet the needs of a very high technological profile.
From 2020, fully operational new equipment will allow the switch from micro to nanotechnology, with special attention to devices capable of operating on individual quanta, in line with the so-called “second quantum revolution”. Although FBK’s frontier quantum research may appear to be distant from practical use, in the near future it will be part of current technology. An example is secure communications between interconnected devices.