In the Quantum Electronics group we investigate 2D materials and their heterostructures to search for new electronic phenomena, aiming at understanding the physical mechanisms responsible for their appearance. Our work heavily relies on the investigation of transport though nano-devices, which we design and assemble to probe the specific electronic processes of interest. We also use these devices to explore aspects of light-matter interaction that have potential for future opto-electronic applications.
We intentionally address a broad class of compounds and problems because 2D materials offer unique opportunities to combine in a controlled way systems with different physical properties, resulting in the observation of phenomena that have never been explored in the past. The underlying strategy is to create synthetic electronic system engineered by design, to generate exhibit properties, phenomena, functionality, performance that cannot be achieved in naturally existing materials.
Here below you can find a list of research domains in which our groups has been active recently:
- 2D magnetic materials
- Gate-induced superconductivity and related phenomena
- Electron-electron interactions and correlations in graphene
- Spin-orbit interaction in graphene-based van der Waals interfaces
- Ionic gate spectroscopy of 2D semiconductors and van der Waals interface
- Light-emitting transistors and other optoelectronic phenomena
- Double ionic gating
- New phenomena in quantum capacitance
- Topological materials and phenomena