Our paper entitled “New Generation of Moiré Superlattices in Doubly Aligned hBN/ Graphene/hBN Heterostructures” appeared in Nano Letters. Two incommensurate lattices in contact generate a Moiré superlattice. This happens for the pair hBN-G (hexagonal boron nitride-graphene). Take encapsulated graphene hBN-G-hBN.
Wonderful weather: blue sky, sunshine and snow! We stayed overnight in the Berghotel Bischofalp We can highly recommend it. We all enjoyed the two days including Joost, who had to suffer a bit (see his right hand on the picture below):
Editors’ Suggestion Simon Zihlmann et al. “Nonequilibrium properties of graphene probed by superconducting tunnel spectroscopy”, Phys. Rev. B 99, 075419 (2019) In a conductor the current is carried by electrons. In a macroscopic conductor, the charge distribution is in local equilibrium,
Wideband and On-Chip Excitation for Dynamical Spin Injection into Graphene Graphene is an ideal material for spin transport, as very long spin-relaxation times and lengths can be achieved even at room temperature. However, electrical spin injection is challenging due to
On 16th and 17th of August we went on our Summer group excursion. This time to the pre-alp region of Fribourg in the area of Gruyère, chosen by Raphaelle likely because of the top reputation for cheese (and chocolate ?).
Two master’s project are available on (a) topological insulators and superconductors by design using 2D van der Waals heterostructures, see Master on Engineered Topological Insulators and (b) quantum transport in nanowire-superconductor hybrid devices, see Quantum-Transport in Nanowire Hybrids
Parafermion project started! The QuantEra project entitled “Topologically protected states in double nanowire superconductor hybrids” started with a kick-off meeting on April 4 in Basel. Coordinator: Szabolcs Csonka (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, HU) Jesper Nygard (University of Copenhagen,
Christian Schönenberger has been granted a second ERC Advanced Grant by the European Comission for the project TopSupra: University News ERC Title: Engineered Topological Superconductivity in van der Waals Heterostructures Project summary of TopSupra Topological matter is a new research focus
Congratulations! Gulibusitans wins the ski race at the QSIT general meeting in Arosa last week. This is particularly remarkable, since Gulibusitan only learned skiing in Switzerland. This shows what one can achieve in addition to earning a PhD here in