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Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of topological interfaces for future spintronics


"In the last thirty years great progress in solid state physics was mainly driven by the discovery of novel highly unique material systems. Materials such as high tc superconductors, carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires and graphene reshaped our understanding of modern solid state physics. In particular, each of these materials opened a new chapter in the multidisciplinary fields of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

In this context, recently discovered topological insulators, a remarkable new material system, has at least the same potential. The unique properties of these materials such as topological protection of the surface states, transport channels and spin textures that arise due to non-trivial band structure promise to open new areas of quantum computing and spintronics. Moreover, these materials may even solve some long standing puzzles arising from fundamental quantum mechanics and elementary particle physics.

This fellowship will enable transfer of knowledge of topological insulators from the world leading group in the field at the Princeton University, to the arguably best groups in Europe."

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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Van Vugt (Ms.)
EU contribution
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