By inducing superconductivity into topological materials novel Majorana quasiparticles can be created. It is the aim to create, detect and manipulate these Majorana states to test their non-abelian character.
Bits and brains
The human brain, with its intricate architecture combining both processing and storing of information, only consumes about 10 Watt of energy while having a similar capacity to a supercomputer consuming around 10 Megawatt. Can we actually mimic the brain efficiency using novel electronic materials?
Superconducting Device Theory
The current research activities in the Device Theory group headed by Dr. Alexander Golubov focus on theory of electronic transport in micro- and nano-structures involving superconductors (high Tc and low Tc) and other materials: normal metals, semiconductors and metallic ferromagnets.
Scanning SQUID microscopy
We use scanning SQUID microscopy for various studies, such as on the occurrence of ferro-magnetism in novel thin film materials and heterostructures and for the study of fractional vortices occurring in pi-phase shift structures employing the d-wave symmetry of the high-Tc superconducting state.
Using advanced thin film deposition, nanostructuring and measurement facilities we investigate the basic properties of complex oxide interfaces, and pursue potential applications such as low power electronics and sensing devices.