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Low-temperature Electron Transport through Nanostructures at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interface

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

RO# Location
64.15.85.B4863 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
C. Stephen Hellberg steve.hellberg@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.3934

Description

Electron pairing at temperatures above the superconducting critical temperature was recently demonstrated in SrTiO3 quantum dots patterned at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. The objective of this research is to investigate the mechanism of electron pairing in this system by modeling transport experiments in such nanostructures. The research is theoretical and will use transport calculations of model Hamiltonians which are parameterized from a combination of first-principles density functional calculations and experimental measurements. The work will be performed in collaboration with experimental efforts focused on probing the pairing mechanism using transport through patterned nanostructures.

 

Reference

Cheng G, et al: "Electron pairing without superconductivity." Nature 521: 196-199, 2015

 

Keywords:
Computational physics; Electron interactions; Superconductivity; Density functional theory; Theoretical physics; Model Hamiltonians; Solid phase and solids; Condensed matter; Many-body effects; Materials science;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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