Amir Yacoby     Local electronic properties

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Our scientific research involves two main activities. The first is transport in one dimensional electron systems created by the cleaved edge overgrowth method. We study the special nature of electron-electron interactions that give rise to a variety of exciting phenomena described by the Luttinger liquid model. The second activity is local thermodynamic probing of two dimensional electron and hole gases. A single electron transistor embedded on the tip of a scan probe microscope is being used to study the local chemical potential of the 2D gas with sub-micron resolution.