2020 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 electronic phases
    Weyl/Dirac topological semimetals
    Strong/Weak/Crystalline/Higher-order topological insulators
    Topological superconductivity and Majorana modes
    Topological nano-devices
    Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy
    Molecular beam epitaxy

  • 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

    Quantum measurements and how to use them for engineering and manipulating quantum states.
    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

    Exotic quantum states with quantum statistics different from elementary particles
    Non-abelian quantum states (e.g., hosting Majorana particles)
    Interference of electrons and fractional charges in the quantum Hall regime
    Thermal conductance of one-dimensional modes, revealing quantum behavior
    Synthetizing man-made artificial quantum states
    Shot-noise revealing fractional charges and heat waves
    Studies in millikelvin range and magnetic fields (<16T)
    Complex structures patterned in electrons in 2D by electron beam lithography
    Extremely pure 2D electrons are grown in house (by Vladimir Umansky)
    Strong collaboration with department theorists

  • Picture of Prof. Shahal Ilani

    Prof. Shahal Ilani

    Carbon nanoelectronics
    Interacting electrons in one dimension
    Quantum nano-electron-mechanics
    Imaging of quantum materials using nanotube scanning single electron transistor
    Hybrid 1D-2D carbon systems
    Electron hydrodynamics

  • 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

    Topological Quantum Materials
    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 Dr. Binghai Yan

    Dr. Binghai Yan

    Topological Materials
    Topological Insulators
    Dirac and Weyl Semimetals
    New topological states of matter
    Transport and optical response in topological systems
    Light-matter interaction, nonlinear optical response
    Spin Hall effect and anomalous Hall effect
    2D Materials for electronic, spintronic and optical properties

  • Picture of Prof. Eli Zeldov

    Prof. Eli Zeldov

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