Research in Condensed Matter Physics

Condensed matter physics is the field of physics that deals with the macroscopic and microscopic physical properties of matter. It comprises the study of phenomena arising from the interactions of many particles, which give rise to the well-known solid, liquid and gas phases of matter, but also to plasmas, superconductors, Bose-Einstein condensates, and non-trivial-topology phases, among others. 

 Condensed Matter Physics is one of the broadest and most prolific subfields of Physics, since it brings together a wide range of systems and problems. However, all materials are ultimatedly made up of the same fundamental building blocks, so it is not the diversity in the basic constituents what leads to the most exotic and misterious phases of matter, but their aggregate behaviour and organization.

But how do complex phenomena emerge from these simple ingredients? Indeed, Condensed Matter Physics is all about understanding how the microscopic structure of a material connects with its macroscopic properties. 

What do we do?

The main research lines of the group are devoted to the  theoretical  analysis of  the electronic, topological and transport properties of  low dimensional systems. We look for suitable platforms for quantum computation and quantum simulation.

Below are some of the topics where we focus our research and expertise:

  • Quantum transport in quantum dot arrays and low dimensional systems:
      • Long range charge, spin and qubit transfer at the nanoscale.
      • Effect of hyperfine and spin orbit interactions: spin decoherence and relaxation.
      • Quantum transport of strongly correlated electrons.
      • Quantum charge and spin transfer in low dimensional systems with non trivial topology.
      • Energy and heat transport in quantum dot arrays. Quantum engines.
  • AC driven transport in nanostructures:
      • Topological properties of ac driven systems at the nanoscale.
      • Electron spin resonance in quantum dot arrays.
      • Electronic properties of irradiated graphene
      • Photoassisted long range charge, spin and qubit transport in nanostructures.
  • Coupled quantum circuits
      • Quantum charge detection and feedback in nanodevices.
  • Majorana Fermions:
      • Fractional Josephson effect.
      • Floquet Majorana Fermions.

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