2017 research activities

Head Prof. Eli Zeldov

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Prof. Eli Zeldov

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The scientific activity of the department is mainly concentrated around the experimental and theoretical research in quantum solid state physics. It includes experimental research of mesoscopic physics, quantum Hall physics, topological states of matter, high temperature superconductors, two and one dimensional superconductors, metal-insulator transition, carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires, and study of material growth. The theoretical efforts concentrate on similar subjects with added work on disordered materials, cold atoms, and quantum optics.
The Braun Center for sub micron research is an integral part of the department. It is a modern and well equipped center, with growth (three MBE's) and characterization systems, which allows to conduct experiments on sub micron semiconductor structures under high magnetic fields, conventional and high temperature superconductors, and nanowires made of carbon nanotubes and semiconductor nanowires.

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  • Picture of Dr. Haim Beidenkopf

    Dr. Haim Beidenkopf

    Topological phases of matter:
    Topological insulators
    Weak topological insulators
    Topological superconductors
    Crystalline topological Insulators
    Helical nanowires
    Scanning tunneling microscopy

  • Picture of Prof. Alexander Finkelstein

    Prof. Alexander Finkelstein

    Effects of the electron-electron interaction in low dimensional and disordered systems.
    Metal-insulator transition in 2D conductors.
    Magnetic fluctuations in high - Tc superconductors.
  • Picture of Prof. Yuval Gefen

    Prof. Yuval Gefen

    Low-dimensional interacting systems out of equilibrium.
    Interferometry and dephasing with electronic and anyonic systems.
    Weak measurement, weak values and foundations of quantum mechanics.
    Exotic excitations in the fractional quantum Hall effect and Topological Insulators.
    Edge reconstruction and edge channels in the fractional quantum Hall effect and Topological Insulators.
  • Picture of Prof. Moty Heiblum

    Prof. Moty Heiblum

    Interference and dephasing of electrons
    Collaboration with:  students/postdocs, D. Mahalu, V. Umansky
    Phase measurements via a double path interferometer
    controlled dephasing
    Interferometers functioning in a high magnetic field, Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
    Fractional charges and their fractional statistics
    Collaboration with:  students/postdocs, D. Mahalu, V. Umansky
    Charge and statistics of quasiparticles
    Bunching of quasiparticles
    quasiparticles and their behavior
    shot noise measurements
    Neutral mode transport
    Collaboration with:  students/postdocs, D. Mahalu, V. Umansky
    downsteam and upstream neutral modes
    hole conjugate states
    even denomenator states
    Collaboration with:  andrey kritinin, anindya das, hadas shtrikman
    InAs wires
    ballistic transport
    incorporation with superconductors

  • Picture of Prof. Shahal Ilani

    Prof. Shahal Ilani

    Carbon nanoelectronics
    Transport in ultra-clean carbon nanotubes
    Nano-mechanics of carbon systems
    Spin manipulation in carbon systems
    Charge imaging on nanometer scales using scanning nanotube single electron transistors.
    Two dimensional electron systems at the interface between oxides (LaAlO/SrTiO).

  • Picture of Prof. Yoseph Imry

    Prof. Yoseph Imry

    Mesoscopic physics: persistent currents, classical and quantum fluctuations, quantum interference effects on transport, decoheherce.
    Collaboration with:  see below.
    Effects of interaction on localization and on single-electron resonances. Many-electron effects and phase-shifts. Dephasing of Quantum interference in mesoscopics. Quantum noise and its detection. Effects of quantum fluctuations on nanosuperconductors.
    Collaboration with:  Y. Levinson, A. Aharony and E. Entin-Wohlman (TAU and BGU), Y. Ovadyahu and A. schiller (HU), P. Silvestrov (Leiden), M. Schechter and P, Stamp (UBC).
  • Picture of Prof. Shimon Levit

    Prof. Shimon Levit

    Full vector path integrals for light propagation in dielectrics.
    Interaction of Squeezed Light with Atoms and Semiconductor Nanostructures
    Non classical light.
    Resonant scattaring off photonic slabs

  • Picture of Prof. Yuval Oreg

    Prof. Yuval Oreg

    Superconducting and fractional topological phases theory and applications to quantum topological computers
    Majorana fermions in superconducting wires and topological superconductors
    Quantum dots and the Kondo effect and the multi channel Kondo effect
    Disorder superconductors and normal metal super-conducting junctions
    Glassy systems
    Luttinger liquids in one-dimensional systems such as: carbon nano tube, edges of a quantum hall systems, edges of two dimensional topological insulator

  • Picture of Prof. Dan Shahar

    Prof. Dan Shahar

    Physics of electron's spin
    Quantum phase transitions: General transport studies and mesoscopics of the metal-insulator, superconductor-insulator and other transitions.
    Scanning tunneling experiments at ultra-low temperatures
    Fractional and integer quantum Hall effect and related phenomena.
    Experiments on materials at ultra low-temperatures.

  • Picture of Prof. Adi Stern

    Prof. Adi Stern

    Quantum interference phenomena in the fractional Quantum Hall effect. Electronic transport in strong magnetic fields.
    Non-abelian electronic states - quantum Hall states, topological superconductors and Majorana fermions.
    Fractionalized topological phases - how to construct them, how to measure them, and how to use them for topological quantum computation
    Low density two dimensional electronic systems.
    One dimensional electronic systems - electronic transport in the presence of interactions.
  • Picture of Prof. Eli Zeldov

    Prof. Eli Zeldov

    Scanning nanoSQUID magnetic microscopy
    Scanning nanoscale thermal microscopy
    Imaging of dissipation mechanisms in quantum systems
    Magnetism and dissipation in graphene
    Quantum anomalous Hall effect
    Magnetic phenomena in topological insulators
    Magnetism at oxide interfaces
    Vortex matter and dynamics