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Scanning probe microscopy of quantum and topological states of matter

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Study of quantum and topological states of matter using novel scanning probe microscopy tools. We have recently developed a nano-SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) that resides on a very sharp tip and allows imaging of local magnetic fields with single electron spin sensitivity. This device provides also a unique tool for nanoscale cryogenic thermal imaging with 1 µK sensitivity allowing imaging of inelastic electron scattering from a single atomic defect. The project will focus on utilizing these new techniques for investigation of magnetism and dissipation in graphene, superconductors, and topological insulators.