Nanoscale Electronics
and Optoelectronics 

  Scanning electron microscope image of nanopatterned UNF logo

Research by Dr. Daniel Santavicca  

We study solid state systems with one or more dimensions on the nanometer scale. These systems provide a testbed for the study of physics in lower dimensions and can display behavior that is strikingly different from macroscopic systems. We are also interested in developing new electronic and optoelectronic devices that exploit the unique properties of nanoscale systems. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation through grants from the Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices Program and the CMMI Nanomanufacturing Program. Previous support came from a Cottrell College Science Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the NASA-Florida Space Grant Consortium.

 Recent Publications


  • "Prospects for faster, higher-temperature superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors," D.F. Santavicca, Superconductor Science and Technology 31, 040502 (2018) [journal]
  • "Expanding the molecular-ruler process through vapor deposition of hexadecanethiol," A.M. Patron, T.S. Hooker, D.F. Santavicca, C.P. Causey, and T.J. Mullen, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 8, 2339-2344 (2017) [journal]
  • "Single-photon imager based on a superconducting nanowire delay line," Q.-Y. Zhao, D. Zhu, N. Calandri, A.E. Dane, A.N. McCaughan, F. Bellei, H.-Z. Wang, D.F. Santavicca, and K.K. Berggren, Nature Photonics 11, 247-251 (2017) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Terahertz spectroscopy of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes as a probe of Luttinger-liquid physics," J.D. Chudow, D.F. Santavicca, and D.E. Prober, Nano Letters 16(8), 4909-4916 (2016) [journal]
  • "Microwave dynamics of high aspect ratio superconducting nanowires studied using self-resonance," D.F. Santavicca, J.K. Adams, L.E. Grant, A.N. McCaughan and K.K. Berggren, J. Appl. Phys. 119, 234302 (2016) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Aging of ultra-thin niobium films," D.F. Santavicca and D.E. Prober, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 25, 2200104 (2015) [journal]
  • "A plasmonic antenna-coupled superconducting near-IR photon detector," F.W. Carter, D.F. Santavicca and D.E. Prober, Optics Express 22, 22062 (2014) [journal]
  • "Energy-resolved detection of single infrared photons with 8 micrometer wavelength using a superconducting microbolometer," B.S. Karasik, S.V. Pereverzev, A. Soibel, D.F. Santavicca, D.E. Prober, D. Olaya and M.E. Gershenson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 052601 (2012) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Efficient method for determination of terahertz optical activity," D.J. Aschaffenburg, M.R.C. Williams, D. Talbayev, D.F. Santavicca, D.E. Prober and C.A. Schmuttenmaer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 241114 (2012) [journal]
  • "Terahertz detection mechanism and contact capacitance of individual metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes," J.D. Chudow, D.F. Santavicca, C.B. McKitterick, D.E. Prober and P. Kim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 163503 (2012) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Bolometric and nonbolometric radio frequency detection in a metallic single-walled carbon nanotube," D.F. Santavicca, J.D. Chudow, D.E. Prober, M.S. Purewal and P. Kim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 223503 (2011) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Proposal for a GHz count rate near-IR single-photon detector based on a nanoscale superconducting transition edge sensor," D.F. Santavicca, F.W. Carter and D.E. Prober, Proc. SPIE 8033, 80330W (2011) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Energy loss of the electron system in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes," D.F. Santavicca, J.D. Chudow, D.E. Prober, M.S. Purewal and P. Kim, Nano Lett. 10, 4538 (2010) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Tunable superconducting nanoinductors," A.J. Annunziata, D.F. Santavicca, L. Frunzio, G. Catelani, M.J. Rooks, A. Frydman and D.E. Prober, Nanotechnology 21, 445202 (2010) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Reset dynamics and latching in niobium superconducting nanowire single photon detectors," A.J. Annunziata, O. Quaranta, D.F. Santavicca, A. Casaburi, L. Frunzio, M. Ejrnaes, M.J. Rooks, R. Cristiano, S. Pagano, A. Frydman and D.E. Prober, J. Appl. Phys108, 084507 (2010) [journal] [arXiv]
  • "Energy resolution of terahertz single-photon-sensitive bolometric detectors," D.F. Santavicca, B. Reulet, B.S. Karasik, S.V. Pereverzev, D. Olaya, M.E. Gershenson, L. Frunzio and D.E. Prober, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 083505 (2010) [journal] [arXiv]