We offer a joint PhD fellowship for a young, highly motivated student for reserach in twisted bilayers in the groups of Prof. Mitali Banerjee (EPFL-Lausanne) and Christian Schönenberger (University of Basel), Switzerland. –> More
Graphene, the first truly two-dimensional material isolated, is never perfectly flat. Even when it is sandwiched between other atomically flat crystals, it still slightly ripples. These out-of-plane corrugations, the deformation of the graphene layer into the third dimension, have profound
David successfully defendes his Phd on the 15th of October, Congratulations! His commitee consited of Dr. Sophie Guéron (Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay) and Prof. Dr. Stijit Goswami (TU-Delft). Thanks a lot to them for their careful reading of the manuscript!
There are various ways to measure the magnetic field, for example, by the force exerted on a ferromagnetic needle, by the voltage measured at the two ends of a wire wound into a coil or through the Hall effect that
we are just back from a great (but quite tough … at least for the boss) hike that started in a village called Curaglia closed to Disentis. We walked up to the Medelserhütte , which is a small but very nice
Our paper titled “A Double Quantum Dot Spin Valve” has appeared in Communications Physics. In this work, we reported a new approach for spin injection and spin detection in a semiconducting InAs NW device. We used two weakly-coupled semiconductor quantum dots (QDs)
From June 22nd till the 26th we had the installation of our new low temperature scanning confocal Raman microscope from attocube. It is a marriage of attocube attoDRY 2100 with the attoCFM/Raman and a WITEC spectrometer setup. We had the
On Tuesday 30th of June, Frederick Thomas has successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations! The thesis commitee consisted of Prof. Ilaria Zardo (chair), Prof. Dominik Zumbühl (co-supervisor), Prof. Szabolcs Csonka (BME, Budapest), Prof. Stefano Roddaro (NEST Pisa) and the local Christian.
Magnetic field independent sub-gap states in hybrid Rashba nanowires Most reports on the highly visible topic of Majorana Fermions in solid state systems are based on the observation of magnetic field independent transport resonances at zero bias, so-called zero-bias peaks.