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Collective electronic states in nanostructures

Objective

Advances in fundamental nanoscience have the potential to create novel technologies in information science and new research directions in modern solid-state physics. This network program is aimed at implementing advanced experimental and theoretical approaches for the production, understanding, and manipulation of collective phases of electrons in low-dimensional systems. The main research topics that will be addressed during the network programme are: coupled multilayer electron systems, frictional drag in coupled bilayers, multicomponent quantum Hall magnets and their soft collective excitations, spin phases and Kondo physics in single and coupled quantum dots, non-Fermi liquids and electron transport in semiconductor quantum wires, molecular wires and carbon nanotubes, Wigner crystallization in ultralow density quantum Hall systems and soft magneto-roton excitations, composite-fermion states, charge-density wave states at high Landau level occupancy, coherent states in hybrid semiconductor/superconductor heterostructures, carrier-mediated ferromagnetic phases in semiconductor materials. The research programme will strongly benefit from the expertise and competence of some of the leading European experimental and theoretical groups in this field and will exploit a broad range of complementary techniques for the investigation of such phenomena together with advanced nanofabrication and growth protocols for the realization of suitable state-of -the-art nanostructures. Two world-leader US-based research teams will take part in the network too and will contribute by expanding the training opportunities offered by this network with their competence in spectroscopy and theoretical studies of quantum Hall liquids. Their involvement will exploit a new funding opportunity that US National Science Foundation is offering to US institutions to support their participation in the EC's Research Training Network (this cooperation is made possible by the EU-US

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia
Address
Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7
56127 Pisa
Italy

Participants (7)

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
538 West 120Th Street
10027 New York
LINKOEPING UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Fysikhuset, Infart, 4, Valla
58183 Linkoeping
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Am Coulombwall
85748 Garching
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road
CB3 0HE Cambridge
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
United States
Address
2511 Speedway, Rlm Hall 5.208
78712-1081 Autin, Texas
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
5,Universitetsparken 5
2100 Koepenhagen