Title: Senior Scientist
Our research focuses on quantum phenomena in small systems. We use molecular systems such as carbon nanotubes and graphene (single-atom-thick carbon layers) to study quantum behavior in highly-controlled settings, including:
We have job openings for Phd. students and postdocs.
- The physics of electrons in one and two dimensions
- Imaging of quantum phenomena on atomic scales using unique low-temperature scan-probes
- Single-spin quantum manipulation
- F. Kuemmeth*, S. Ilani*, D. C. Ralph and P. L. McEuen, “Coupling of Spin and Orbital Motion of Electrons in Carbon Nanotubes”, Nature 452, 448 (2008).
News coverage: Arne Brataas, “Spin surprise in carbon”, Nature News & Views 452, 419 (2008).
Jesper Nygard, “Old nanotubes, new tricks”, Nature Physics News & Views 4, 266 (2008).
- S. Ilani, L. A. K. Donev, M. Kindermann and P. L. McEuen, “Measurement of the Quantum Capacitance of Interacting Electrons in Carbon Nanotubes”, Nature Physics 2, 687 (2006).
- J. Martin, S. Ilani, B. Verdene, J. Smet, V. Umansky, D. Mahalu, D. Schuh, G. Abstreiter, A. Yacoby, “ Localization of Fractionally Charged Quasi-Particles”, Science 305, 980 (2004).
- S. Ilani, J. Martin, E. Teitelbaum, A. Yacoby, J. Smet, D. Mahalu, V. Umansky, “The Microscopic Nature of Localized States in the Quantum Hall Regimes”, Nature 427, 328 (2004).
- S. Ilani, A. Yacoby, D. Mahalu, H. Shtrikman, “Microscopic Structure of the Metal-Insulator Transition in Two Dimensions”, Science 292, 1354 (2001).
- S. Ilani, A. Yacoby, D. Mahalu, H. Shtrikman, “Unexpected behavior of the local compressibility near the B=0 metal-insulator transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3133 (2000).