Most important
Passport project

Project managers

Superconducting Metamaterials Lab 

Prof. Alexey V.Ustinov, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Project target

To create linear and nonlinear as well as bifurcational and parametrical metamaterials, configurable sinistral transfer lines, ultra-compact resonator, utilizing huge kinetic inductance of hybrid metamaterials.

Project objectives

Research of physical features of superconducting metamaterials: electromagnetic structure based artificial materials

Uniqueness project

This new advanced scientific research of superconducting metamaterials started a few years ago and is now booming. Presently we can state that the research direction chosen for the new NUST MISiS lab stands at the forefront of scientific progress of both metamaterials in general and superconducting electronics in particular. We concentrate on electromagnetic materials with ultra-low loss composed of superconducting circuits. Our priorities in the nearest future will be creating new devices for space research, communications and sensor technologies.


Superconducting Metamaterials Lab possesses modern technological and experimental equipment. 

First of all it is technological zone, thermostatic coolers and microwave equipment. 
Our two closed cycle thermostatic coolers were put into operation in 2012. Microwave equipment was installed in late 2012 and technological zone started operation in 2013. 
Please see in Attachment 1 the list of equipment used in Superconducting Metamaterials Lab.


Amplifying superconducting metamaterial Authors: Shitov S.V., Aymont C.V., Ustinov A.V. Patent application (registration number 2014153833)

Events research team

Superconducting Metamaterial lab headed by Alexey V. Ustinov, launched a chain of regular Schmidt seminars on superconductivity. In the framework of the Project in 2014-2018 there were fifteen Schmidt seminars

Partnership and cooperation

Our partners: · 

 - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany · 
- Russian Quantum Centre, Skolkovo, Russia. 
- Institut fűr Photonische Technologien, IPHT, Germany 
· Institute of Micro Structures RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 
· Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Physics named after D.Skobeltsev, Russia 
· Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany 
· Loughborough University, UK · Universiteit Twente, the Netherland 
· Institute for Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka, Russia · Institute of Radiotechnics and Electronics RAS named after V.Kotelnikov, Russia

2015A. V. UstinovMultiphoton dressing of an anharmonic superconducting many-level quantum circuitPhys. Rev. B
2015A.V. UstinovObservation of directly interacting coherent two-level systems in an amorphous materialNature Communications
2015A.V. UstinovThe sine-Gordon Equation in Josephson-Junction ArraysNonlinear Systems and Complexity
2015A.V. UstinovDispersive response of a disordered superconducting quantum metamaterialPhotonics
2015A.V. UstinovExperimental study of spectral properties of a Frenkel- Kontorova systemPhys. Rev. Lett.
2015A.V. UstinovOne-dimensional Josephson junction arrays: Lifting the Coulomb blockade by depinningPhys. Rev. B
2015A.S. Averkin, N. Maleeva, V.P. Koshelets, L.V. Filippenko, A. Karpov, A.V. UstinovImaging coherent response of superconducting metasurfaceIEEE Trans. on Appl. Supercond.
2016А.В. УстиновDecoherence spectroscopy with individual two-level tunneling defectsScientific Reports
2016А.В. Устинов1D Josephson quantum interference grids: Diffraction patterns and dynamicsJournal of Physics D – Applied Physics
2016А.В. УстиновConcentric transmon qubit featuring fast tunability and an anisotropic magnetic dipole momentApplied Physics Letters
2016А.В. УстиновAluminium-oxide wires for superconducting high kinetic inductance circuitsSuperconductor Science & Technology
2016А.В. УстиновAnalog quantum simulation of the Rabi model in the ultra-strong coupling regimeNature Communications
2016А.В. УстиновElectrically and Magnetically Resonant dc SQUID MetamaterialsApplied Physics A
2017А.В. УстиновCoherent oscillations of driven rf SQUID metamaterialsPhysical Review E
2017А.В. УстиновElectronic Decoherence of Two-Level Systems in a Josephson JunctionPhysical Review B
2017Устинов А.В., Гусенкова Д.А.An argon ion beam milling process for native AlOx layers enabling coherentApplied Physics Letters
2017А.В. УстиновRabi noise spectroscopy of individual two-level tunneling defectsPhysical Review B
2017А.В. УстиновTransmission-line resonators for the study of individual two-level tunneling systemsApplied Physics Letters
2017Шульга К.В., Устинов А.В.Magnetically induced transparency of a quantum metamaterial composed of twin flux qubitsNature Communications
2018Устинов А.В.Charge Quantum Interference DeviceNature Physics
2018Устинов А.В.Local sensing with the multilevel ac Stark effectPhysical Review A
2018Устинов А.В.Quantum simulation of the spin-boson model with a microwave circuitPhysical Review A
2018Устинов А.В.Probing individual tunneling fluctuators with coherently controlled tunneling systemsPhysical Review B Rapid Communications

Our projects
Last comments