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Progress Towards the Quantum Limit: High and Low Frequency Measurements of Nanoscale Structures
In this thesis, I present the work performed towards a proposal to couple a piezoelectric, nanomechanical beam to a radio frequency single electron transistor (RF-SET). Lumped element RF circuit theory is applied to 50 ...
Temperature control instrumentation for scanning tunnelling microscopy
This thesis describes three different design projects that are intellectually connected by the fact that they all involve the development of apparatus to facilitate the precise control of sample temperature in modern ...
Towards Quantum-limited Measurement with the Radio Frequency Superconducting Single-Electron Transistor
In the past decade, nanomechanical resonators have found use in the work towards understanding mesoscopic quantum systems and the necessary validation of quantum mechanics on this scale. In 2010, the observation and state ...