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Scanning probe microscopy of quantum and topological states of matter

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Physics
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.