Dr Alessandro Casaburi

  • Lecturer (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering)

telephone: +44 141 330 5242
email: Alessandro.Casaburi@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Alessandro Casaburi joined the University of Glasgow as Post Doctoral Research Fellow in February 2013 and in April 2013 he will take up a Marie Curie Fellowship. He has considerable experience in developing superconducting devices for challenging applications such as single molecule detection and infrared single photon detection.  He completed his PhD at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, in 2010. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the CNR – Cybernetics Institute and at University of Salerno from 2010 - 2011. In 2012 he joined Heriot-Watt University as Post Doctoral Research Associate.  In 2008 - 2012 he led several experiments as guest researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial and Science Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan.  On the last occasion in 2012 he was granted an International Fellowship of the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS). In 2012, the Italian Society of Physics awarded him the Antonio Barone Prize for the best PhD thesis on the topic of the superconductivity at an Italian University.

 

Research Interests

Development, realization and characterization of superconducting detectors for single infrared photons (E < 0.1 eV) and single molecule detection ( E < 30 keV).

 

Expertise

Fabrication and characterization of ultra thin superconducting NbN/Nb, Advanced UV lithography and electron beam lithography (EBL) for realization of superconducting devices with nanometre (<100 nm) features, Low noise cryogenic (T 0.1 – 4.2 K) measurement techniques for electrical and optical characterization of superconducting devices under radiation with energy in the range 0.1 eV – 20 keV, scanning electron/optical microscopy and diagnostic techniques (energy dispersive spectrometry EDS, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry FT-IR, X-Ray scattering) for material microanalysis.

Selected publications

Casaburi, A., Zen, N., Suzuki, K., Ejrnaes, M., Pagano, S., Cristiano, R., and Ohkubo, M. (2009) Subnanosecond time response of large-area superconducting stripline detectors for keV molecular ions. Applied Physics Letters, 94(21), p. 212502. (doi:10.1063/1.3142419)

Grants

Current support
“Advance SuperConducting devices for ENhanced infrared Deection – ASCEND”
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) 2013-2015

All publications

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Number of items: 32.

2017

Piatti, E., Daghero, D., Ummarino, G.A., Laviano, F., Cristiano, R., Casaburi, A., Portesi, C., Sola, A., and Gonnelli, R.S. (2017) Control of bulk superconductivity in a BCS superconductor by surface charge doping via electrochemical gating. Physical Review B, (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Miki, S., Marsili, F., and Casaburi, A. (2016) Recent research trends for superconducting detectors: introduction for the special issue ‘Focus on Superconducting Dectectors’. Superconductor Science and Technology, 29(5), 050301. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/29/5/050301)

Piatti, E., Sola, A., Daghero, D., Ummarino, G.A., Laviano, F., Nair, J.R., Gerbaldi, C., Cristiano, R., Casaburi, A., and Gonnelli, R.S. (2016) Superconducting transition temperature modulation in NbN via EDL gating. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 29(3), pp. 587-591. (doi:10.1007/s10948-015-3306-0)

2015

Casaburi, A., Heath, R.M., Ejrnaes, M., Nappi, C., Cristiano, R., and Hadfield, R.H. (2015) Experimental evidence of photoinduced vortex crossing in current carrying superconducting strips. Physical Review B, 92(21), 214512. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.92.214512)

Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Zen, N., and Ohkubo, M. (2015) Superconducting nano-strip particle detectors. Superconductor Science and Technology, 28(12), 124004. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/28/12/124004)

2014

Casaburi, A., Pizzone, A., and Hadfield, R. H. (2014) Large Area Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detector Arrays. In: Fotonica AEIT Italian Conference on Photonics Technologies, Naples, Italy, 12-14 May 2014, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9788887237184 (doi:10.1109/Fotonica.2014.6843851)

Heath, R. M., Tanner, M. G., Casaburi, A., Webster, M. G., San Emeterio Alvarez, L., Jiang, W., Barber, Z. H., Warburton, R. J., and Hadfield, R. H. (2014) Nano-optical observation of cascade switching in a parallel superconducting nanowire single photon detector. Applied Physics Letters, 104(6), 063503. (doi:10.1063/1.4865199)

Casaburi, A., Heath, R.M., Tanner, M.G., Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Nappi, C., and Hadfield, R. (2014) Parallel superconducting strip-line detectors: reset behaviour in the single-strip switch regime. Superconductor Science and Technology, 27(4), 044029. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/27/4/044029)

2013

Casaburi, A., Heath, R.M., Tanner, M.G., Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Nappi, C., and Hadfield, R.H. (2013) Current distribution in a parallel configuration superconducting strip-line detector. Applied Physics Letters, 103(1), 013503. (doi:10.1063/1.4813087)

2012

Casaburi, A., Esposito, E., Ejrnaes, M., Suzuki, K., Ohkubo, M., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2012) A 2 × 2 mm2 superconducting strip-line detector for high-performance time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25(11), p. 115004. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/25/11/115004)

Ohkubo, M. et al. (2012) Superconducting molecule detectors overcoming fundamental limits of conventional mass spectrometry. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 167(5-6), pp. 943-948. (doi:10.1007/s10909-012-0542-6)

Grimaldi, G., Leo, A., Nigro, A., Silhanek, A.V., Verellen, N., Moshchalkov, V.V., Milošević, M.V., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., and Pace, S. (2012) Controlling flux flow dissipation by changing flux pinning in superconducting films. Applied Physics Letters, 100(20), p. 202601. (doi:10.1063/1.4718309)

Mattioli, F., Ejrnaes, M., Gaggero, A., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Pagano, S., and Leoni, R. (2012) Large area single photon detectors based on parallel configuration NbN nanowires. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 30(3), 031204. (doi:10.1116/1.3699042)

Zen, N., Suzuki, K., Shiki, S., Ukibe, M., Casaburi, A., Ejrnaes, M., Cristiano, R., and Ohkubo, M. (2012) Operation of superconducting nano-stripline detector (SSLD) mounted on cryogen-free cryostat. Physics Procedia, 27, pp. 356-359. (doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2012.03.484)

2011

Casaburi, A., Ejrnaes, M., Mattioli, F., Gaggero, A., Leoni, R., Martucciello, N., Pagano, S., Ohkubo, M., and Cristiano, R. (2011) Superconducting nano-striplines as quantum detectors. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13(11), pp. 6121-6131. (doi:10.1007/S11051-011-0262-X)

Pagano, S., Martucciello, N., Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Leoni, R., Gaggero, A., Mattioli, F., Villegier, J.C., and Cavalier, P. (2011) Nano-strip three-terminal superconducting device for cryogenic detector readout. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 21(3), pp. 717-720. (doi:10.1109/tasc.2010.2085411)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Martucciello, N., Mattioli, F., Gaggero, A., Leoni, R., Villégier, J.-C., and Pagano, S. (2011) Characterization of superconducting pulse discriminators based on parallel NbN nanostriplines. Superconductor Science and Technology, 24(3), 035018. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/24/3/035018)

Grimaldi, G., Leo, A., Cirillo, C., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Attanasio, C., Nigro, A., Pace, S., and Huebener, R.P. (2011) Non-linear flux flow resistance of type-II superconducting films. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 24(1-2), pp. 81-87. (doi:10.1007/S10948-010-0902-X)

Casaburi, A., Ejrnaes, M., Zen, N., Ohkubo, M., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2011) Thicker, more efficient superconducting strip-line detectors for high throughput macromolecules analysis. Applied Physics Letters, 98(2), 023702. (doi:10.1063/1.3537808)

2010

Marrocco, N. et al. (2010) Strong critical current density enhancement in NiCu/NbN superconducting nanostripes for optical detection. Applied Physics Letters, 97(9), 092504. (doi:10.1063/1.3479529)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2010) Time-resolved observation of fast hotspot dynamics in superconducting nanowires. Physical Review B, 81(13), p. 132503. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.81.132503)

Annunziata, A.J. et al. (2010) Reset dynamics and latching in niobium superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors. Journal of Applied Physics, 108(8), 084507. (doi:10.1063/1.3498809)

2009

Zen, N., Casaburi, A., Shiki, S., Suzuki, K., Ejrnaes, M., Cristiano, R., and Ohkubo, M. (2009) 1 mm ultrafast superconducting stripline molecule detector. Applied Physics Letters, 95(17), p. 172508. (doi:10.1063/1.3256220)

Ejrnaes, M. et al. (2009) Timing jitter of cascade switch superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. Applied Physics Letters, 95(13), p. 132503. (doi:10.1063/1.3237172)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Quaranta, O., Marchetti, S., Gaggero, A., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2009) Large signal amplitude and bias range of cascade switch superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19(3), pp. 323-326. (doi:10.1109/TASC.2009.2019034)

Pepe, G.P. et al. (2009) Ultrafast photoresponse of superconductor/ferromagnet nano-layered hybrids. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19(3), pp. 376-381. (doi:10.1109/TASC.2009.2018251)

Casaburi, A., Zen, N., Suzuki, K., Ejrnaes, M., Pagano, S., Cristiano, R., and Ohkubo, M. (2009) Subnanosecond time response of large-area superconducting stripline detectors for keV molecular ions. Applied Physics Letters, 94(21), p. 212502. (doi:10.1063/1.3142419)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Quaranta, O., Marchetti, S., Gaggero, A., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2009) Characterization of parallel superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. Superconductor Science and Technology, 22(5), 055006. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/22/5/055006)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Quaranta, O., Marchetti, S., and Pagano, S. (2009) Maximum count rate of large area superconducting single photon detectors. Journal of Modern Optics, 56(2-3), pp. 390-394. (doi:10.1080/09500340802673182)

2008

Perez de Lara, D., Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Lisitskiy, M., Cristiano, R., Pagano, S., Gaggero, A., Leoni, R., Golt’sman, G., and Voronov, B. (2008) Feasibility investigation of NbN nanowires as detector in time-of-flight mass spectrometers for macromolecules of interest in biology (proteins). Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 151(3-4), pp. 771-776. (doi:10.1007/s10909-008-9745-2)

2007

Cristiano, R., Casaburi, A., Santagata, C., Phelan, K., Buhler, M., and Hohne, J. (2007) Compositional analysis by a superconductor-based energy dispersive spectrometer. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 17(2), pp. 625-628. (doi:10.1109/TASC.2007.897332)

2005

Casaburi, A., Pesce, G., Zemánek, P., and Sasso, A. (2005) Two- and three-beam interferometric optical tweezers. Optics Communications, 251(4-6), pp. 393-404. (doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2005.03.029)

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Number of items: 32.

Articles

Piatti, E., Daghero, D., Ummarino, G.A., Laviano, F., Cristiano, R., Casaburi, A., Portesi, C., Sola, A., and Gonnelli, R.S. (2017) Control of bulk superconductivity in a BCS superconductor by surface charge doping via electrochemical gating. Physical Review B, (Accepted for Publication)

Miki, S., Marsili, F., and Casaburi, A. (2016) Recent research trends for superconducting detectors: introduction for the special issue ‘Focus on Superconducting Dectectors’. Superconductor Science and Technology, 29(5), 050301. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/29/5/050301)

Piatti, E., Sola, A., Daghero, D., Ummarino, G.A., Laviano, F., Nair, J.R., Gerbaldi, C., Cristiano, R., Casaburi, A., and Gonnelli, R.S. (2016) Superconducting transition temperature modulation in NbN via EDL gating. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 29(3), pp. 587-591. (doi:10.1007/s10948-015-3306-0)

Casaburi, A., Heath, R.M., Ejrnaes, M., Nappi, C., Cristiano, R., and Hadfield, R.H. (2015) Experimental evidence of photoinduced vortex crossing in current carrying superconducting strips. Physical Review B, 92(21), 214512. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.92.214512)

Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Zen, N., and Ohkubo, M. (2015) Superconducting nano-strip particle detectors. Superconductor Science and Technology, 28(12), 124004. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/28/12/124004)

Heath, R. M., Tanner, M. G., Casaburi, A., Webster, M. G., San Emeterio Alvarez, L., Jiang, W., Barber, Z. H., Warburton, R. J., and Hadfield, R. H. (2014) Nano-optical observation of cascade switching in a parallel superconducting nanowire single photon detector. Applied Physics Letters, 104(6), 063503. (doi:10.1063/1.4865199)

Casaburi, A., Heath, R.M., Tanner, M.G., Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Nappi, C., and Hadfield, R. (2014) Parallel superconducting strip-line detectors: reset behaviour in the single-strip switch regime. Superconductor Science and Technology, 27(4), 044029. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/27/4/044029)

Casaburi, A., Heath, R.M., Tanner, M.G., Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Nappi, C., and Hadfield, R.H. (2013) Current distribution in a parallel configuration superconducting strip-line detector. Applied Physics Letters, 103(1), 013503. (doi:10.1063/1.4813087)

Casaburi, A., Esposito, E., Ejrnaes, M., Suzuki, K., Ohkubo, M., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2012) A 2 × 2 mm2 superconducting strip-line detector for high-performance time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25(11), p. 115004. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/25/11/115004)

Ohkubo, M. et al. (2012) Superconducting molecule detectors overcoming fundamental limits of conventional mass spectrometry. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 167(5-6), pp. 943-948. (doi:10.1007/s10909-012-0542-6)

Grimaldi, G., Leo, A., Nigro, A., Silhanek, A.V., Verellen, N., Moshchalkov, V.V., Milošević, M.V., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., and Pace, S. (2012) Controlling flux flow dissipation by changing flux pinning in superconducting films. Applied Physics Letters, 100(20), p. 202601. (doi:10.1063/1.4718309)

Mattioli, F., Ejrnaes, M., Gaggero, A., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Pagano, S., and Leoni, R. (2012) Large area single photon detectors based on parallel configuration NbN nanowires. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 30(3), 031204. (doi:10.1116/1.3699042)

Zen, N., Suzuki, K., Shiki, S., Ukibe, M., Casaburi, A., Ejrnaes, M., Cristiano, R., and Ohkubo, M. (2012) Operation of superconducting nano-stripline detector (SSLD) mounted on cryogen-free cryostat. Physics Procedia, 27, pp. 356-359. (doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2012.03.484)

Casaburi, A., Ejrnaes, M., Mattioli, F., Gaggero, A., Leoni, R., Martucciello, N., Pagano, S., Ohkubo, M., and Cristiano, R. (2011) Superconducting nano-striplines as quantum detectors. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13(11), pp. 6121-6131. (doi:10.1007/S11051-011-0262-X)

Pagano, S., Martucciello, N., Cristiano, R., Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Leoni, R., Gaggero, A., Mattioli, F., Villegier, J.C., and Cavalier, P. (2011) Nano-strip three-terminal superconducting device for cryogenic detector readout. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 21(3), pp. 717-720. (doi:10.1109/tasc.2010.2085411)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Martucciello, N., Mattioli, F., Gaggero, A., Leoni, R., Villégier, J.-C., and Pagano, S. (2011) Characterization of superconducting pulse discriminators based on parallel NbN nanostriplines. Superconductor Science and Technology, 24(3), 035018. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/24/3/035018)

Grimaldi, G., Leo, A., Cirillo, C., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Attanasio, C., Nigro, A., Pace, S., and Huebener, R.P. (2011) Non-linear flux flow resistance of type-II superconducting films. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 24(1-2), pp. 81-87. (doi:10.1007/S10948-010-0902-X)

Casaburi, A., Ejrnaes, M., Zen, N., Ohkubo, M., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2011) Thicker, more efficient superconducting strip-line detectors for high throughput macromolecules analysis. Applied Physics Letters, 98(2), 023702. (doi:10.1063/1.3537808)

Marrocco, N. et al. (2010) Strong critical current density enhancement in NiCu/NbN superconducting nanostripes for optical detection. Applied Physics Letters, 97(9), 092504. (doi:10.1063/1.3479529)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2010) Time-resolved observation of fast hotspot dynamics in superconducting nanowires. Physical Review B, 81(13), p. 132503. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.81.132503)

Annunziata, A.J. et al. (2010) Reset dynamics and latching in niobium superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors. Journal of Applied Physics, 108(8), 084507. (doi:10.1063/1.3498809)

Zen, N., Casaburi, A., Shiki, S., Suzuki, K., Ejrnaes, M., Cristiano, R., and Ohkubo, M. (2009) 1 mm ultrafast superconducting stripline molecule detector. Applied Physics Letters, 95(17), p. 172508. (doi:10.1063/1.3256220)

Ejrnaes, M. et al. (2009) Timing jitter of cascade switch superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. Applied Physics Letters, 95(13), p. 132503. (doi:10.1063/1.3237172)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Quaranta, O., Marchetti, S., Gaggero, A., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2009) Large signal amplitude and bias range of cascade switch superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19(3), pp. 323-326. (doi:10.1109/TASC.2009.2019034)

Pepe, G.P. et al. (2009) Ultrafast photoresponse of superconductor/ferromagnet nano-layered hybrids. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19(3), pp. 376-381. (doi:10.1109/TASC.2009.2018251)

Casaburi, A., Zen, N., Suzuki, K., Ejrnaes, M., Pagano, S., Cristiano, R., and Ohkubo, M. (2009) Subnanosecond time response of large-area superconducting stripline detectors for keV molecular ions. Applied Physics Letters, 94(21), p. 212502. (doi:10.1063/1.3142419)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Quaranta, O., Marchetti, S., Gaggero, A., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Pagano, S., and Cristiano, R. (2009) Characterization of parallel superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. Superconductor Science and Technology, 22(5), 055006. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/22/5/055006)

Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Cristiano, R., Quaranta, O., Marchetti, S., and Pagano, S. (2009) Maximum count rate of large area superconducting single photon detectors. Journal of Modern Optics, 56(2-3), pp. 390-394. (doi:10.1080/09500340802673182)

Perez de Lara, D., Ejrnaes, M., Casaburi, A., Lisitskiy, M., Cristiano, R., Pagano, S., Gaggero, A., Leoni, R., Golt’sman, G., and Voronov, B. (2008) Feasibility investigation of NbN nanowires as detector in time-of-flight mass spectrometers for macromolecules of interest in biology (proteins). Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 151(3-4), pp. 771-776. (doi:10.1007/s10909-008-9745-2)

Cristiano, R., Casaburi, A., Santagata, C., Phelan, K., Buhler, M., and Hohne, J. (2007) Compositional analysis by a superconductor-based energy dispersive spectrometer. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 17(2), pp. 625-628. (doi:10.1109/TASC.2007.897332)

Casaburi, A., Pesce, G., Zemánek, P., and Sasso, A. (2005) Two- and three-beam interferometric optical tweezers. Optics Communications, 251(4-6), pp. 393-404. (doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2005.03.029)

Conference Proceedings

Casaburi, A., Pizzone, A., and Hadfield, R. H. (2014) Large Area Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detector Arrays. In: Fotonica AEIT Italian Conference on Photonics Technologies, Naples, Italy, 12-14 May 2014, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9788887237184 (doi:10.1109/Fotonica.2014.6843851)

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