Electronic properties of low dimensional systems
Electrons in solids behave as quantum waves which may interact and interfere. The quantum electronic nature, which becomes important in reduced dimensionality and low temperatures, has a significant influence on properties such as electric conductivity, magneto-transport and density of states. Our lab is interested in the interplay between geometry, dimensionality, disorder and electronic properties of solid state systems. Using advanced nano -fabrication techniques, high precision electric measurements and low temperature techniques we study the properties of different geometries such as ultrathin films, nanowires, granular films and quantum dots focusing on disordered metals, superconductors and ferromagnets.
Currently the group’s areas of interest include the disorder induced superconductor-insulator-transition, transport through nanoparticles and electron-glass properties in strongly disorder metals.