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BSc Sydney, PhD Cambridge





Professor School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
Co-Director Semiconductor Nanofabrication Facility
Program Manager Integrated Quantum Computer Devices
NSW Node Manager
Centre For Quantum Computer Technology


Research Interests

Andrew has 20 years experience in the fabrication and measurement of quantum effects in semiconductor nanostructures. Following PhD and postdoctoral research in the Semiconductor Physics group at the University of Cambridge, Andrew moved to UNSW in 1994 to take up a Vice-Chancellor’s and then ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Andrew is Co-Director of the Semiconductor Nanofabrication Facility (SNF), which he established with Bob Clark in 1994-96. From 2007 he will coordinate the NSW Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, which will be hosted at UNSW. At SNF Andrew has established Australia’s highest resolution electron beam lithography capability, offering feature sizes down to 10 nanometres.

Andrew directs the Centre’s program in integrated silicon devices for the control and read-out of silicon qubits based upon phosphorus dopant atoms, configured using single ion implantation, in collaboration with Prof David Jamieson at the University of Melbourne. Key device components include high-efficiency PIN detectors for ion counting, aluminium and all-silicon single electron transistors for state readout, nano-Schottky contacts for spin-dependent tunneling, and nanoscale control electrodes. Related research includes Si:P quantum cellular automata devices and design of rf-CMOS low-temperature control electronics, the latter in collaboration with Prof Robert Clark and Dr Torsten Lehmann.

Andrew was a member of the Expert Steering Committee for the AAS Nanotechnology Benchmarking Project in 2004 and currently serves on the Selection Committee of the Cambridge Australia Trust.

Full Publication List

Selected Publications

  1. S.J. Angus, A.J. Ferguson, A.S. Dzurak and R.G. Clark,
    "Gate-defined dots in intrinsic silicon", To appear in Nano Letters. Published on Web 06/14/2007 (2007).

  2. S.E.S. Andresen, R. Brenner, C.J. Wellard, C. Yang, T. Hopf, C.C. Escott, R.G. Clark, A.S. Dzurak, D.N. Jamieson and L.C.L. Hollenberg, "Charge state control and relaxation in an atomically doped silicon device", To appear in Nano Letters. Published on Web 06/13/2007 (2007).

  3. M. Mitic, M.C. Cassidy, K.D. Petersson, R.P. Starrett, E. Gauja, R. Brenner, R.G. Clark, A.S. Dzurak, C. Yang and D.N. Jamieson, "Demonstration of a silicon-based quantum cellular automata cell", Applied Physics Letters 89, 013503 (2006). Paper
    See Research Highlights, Nature 442, 226 (2006).

  4. T.M. Buehler, V. Chan, A.J. Ferguson, A.S. Dzurak, F.E. Hudson, D.J. Reilly, A.R. Hamilton, R.G. Clark, D.N. Jamieson, C. Yang, C.I. Pakes and S. Prawer, "Controlled single electron transfer between Si:P quantum dots", Applied Physics Letters 88, 192101 (2006). Paper

  5. D.N. Jamieson, C. Yang, T. Hopf, S.M. Hearne, C.I. Pakes, S. Prawer, M. Mitic, E. Gauja, S.E. Andresen, F.E. Hudson,
    A.S. Dzurak, and R.G. Clark. "Controlled shallow single-ion implantation in silicon using an active substrate for sub-20-keV ions", Applied Physics Letters, 86, 202101 (2005). Paper

  6. T.M. Buehler, D.J. Reilly, R.P. Starrett, A.D. Greentree, A.R. Hamilton, A.S. Dzurak and R.G. Clark, "Single-shot readout with the radio frequency single electron transistor in the presence of charge noise", Applied Physics Letters 86, 143117 (2005). Paper

  7. L.C.L. Hollenberg, A.S. Dzurak, C. Wellard, A.R. Hamilton, D.J. Reilly, G.J. Milburn and R.G. Clark "Charge-based quantum computing using single donors in semiconductors ", Physical Review B 69, 113301 (2004). Paper

  8. T.M. Buehler, D.J. Reilly, R.P. Starrett, N.A. Court, A.R. Hamilton, A.S. Dzurak, R.G. Clark, "Development and operation of the twin radio frequency single electron transistor for cross-correlated charge detection", Journal of Applied Physics 96, 4508 (2004). Paper

  9. D.J. Reilly, T.M. Buehler, J.L. O'Brien, A.R. Hamilton, A.S. Dzurak and R.G. Clark, "Density-dependent spin polarization in ultra-low-disorder quantum wires", Physical Review Letters 89, 246801 (2002). Paper

  10. A.S. Dzurak, M.Y. Simmons, A.R. Hamilton, R.G. Clark, R. Brenner, T.M. Buehler, N.J. Curson, E. Gauja, R.P. McKinnon, L.D. Macks, M. Mitic, J.L. O'Brien, L. Oberbeck, D.J. Reilly, S.R.Schofield, F.E. Stanley, D.N. Jamieson, S. Prawer, C. Yang and G.J. Milburn, "Construction of a silicon-based solid state quantum computer", Quantum Information and Computation 1, 82 (2001).

  11. J.L. O'Brien, S.R. Schofield, M.Y. Simmons, R.G. Clark, A.S. Dzurak, N.J. Curson, B.E. Kane, N.S. McAlpine, M.E. Hawley and G.W. Brown, "Towards the fabrication of phosphorus qubits for a silicon quantum computer", Physical Review B (Rapid Communication) 64, 161401(2001). Paper

  12. D.J. Reilly, G.R. Facer, A.S. Dzurak, B.E. Kane, P.J. Stiles, R.G. Clark, A.R. Hamilton, J.L. O'Brien, N.E. Lumpkin, L.N. Pfeiffer and K.W. West, "Many-body spin related phenomena in ultra-low disorder quantum wires", Physics Review B (Rapid Communication) 63, R121311 (2001). Paper

  13. B.E. Kane, N.S. McAlpine, A.S. Dzurak, R.G. Clark, G.J. Milburn, H.B. Sun and H. Wiseman, "Single-spin measurement using single-electron transistors to probe two-electron systems", Physical Review B 61, 2961 (2000). Paper

  14. J.L. O'Brien, H. Nakagawa, A.S. Dzurak, R.G. Clark, B.E. Kane, N.E. Lumpkin, N. Muira, E.E. Mitchell, J.D. Goettee, J.S. Brooks, D.G. Rickel, and R.P. Starrett, "Experimental determination of the B-T phase diagram of YBa2Cu3O7-8 to 150T for B_c", Physical Review B 61, 1584 (2000). Paper


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