Our group is devoted to the analysis of quantum coherence and quantum transport in nanoelectronic devices, in particular in quantum dot arrays, quantum nanowires and two dimensional systems. We focus our research on the following topics:

  • 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.

Recent publications:


  • Sigmund Kohler, Dispersive Readout of Adiabatic Phases. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 196802 (2017).
  • Jordi Picó-Cortés, Fernando Domínguez, and Gloria Platero, Signatures of a 4π-periodic supercurrent in the voltage response of capacitively shunted topological Josephson junctions. Phys. Rev. B 96, 125438 (2017).
  • Guillem Rosselló, Rosa López, and Gloria Platero, Chiral Maxwell demon in a quantum Hall system with a localized impurity. Phys. Rev. B 96,075305 (2017).
  • M. Bello, G. Platero and S. Kohler, Doublon lifetimes in dissipative enviroments, Phys. Rev. B, 96, 045408 (2017).
  • G. Engelhardt, M. Benito, G. Platero and T. Brandes,  Topologically Enforced Bifurcations in Superconducting Circuits, Phys. Rev, Lett., 118, 197702 (2017).
  • M. Bello, C.E. Creffield and G. Platero, Sublattice Dynamics and Quantum State Transfer of Doublons in Two-Dimensional Lattices, Phys. Rev. B, 95, 094303 (2017).
  • Fernando Gallego-Marcos and Gloria Platero, Coherent Long-Range Thermoelectrics in Nonadiabatic Driven Quantum Systems. Phys. Rev. B 95, 075301 (2017).


  • G. Engelhardt, M. Benito, G. Platero, and T. Brandes, Topological Instabilities in ac-Driven Bosonic Systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 045302(2016).
  •  F. Domínguez, O. Kashuba, E. Bocquillon, J. Wiedenmann, R. S. Deacon, T. M. Klapwijk, G. Platero, L. W. Molenkamp, B. Trauzettel, and E. M. Hankiewicz, Josephson junction dynamics in the presence of  2π and 4π periodic supercurrents, Phys. Rev. B 95, 195430 (2017).
  •  M. Niklas, M. Benito, S. Kohler and G. Platero, Transport, Shot Noise and Topology in AC-Driven Dimer Arrays, Nanotechnology, 27, 454002 (2016).
  • M. Benito, M.J.A. Schuetz, J.I. Cirac, G.Platero and G. Giedke, Dissipative long-range entanglement generation between electronic spins, Phys. Rev. B, 94, 115404 (2016).
  • Monika Kotzian, Fernando Gallego-Marcos, Gloria Platero and Rolf J. Haug, Channel Blockade in a Two-Path Triple-Quantum-Dot System. Phys. Rev. B 94, 035442 (2016).
  • Laura Ortiz, Rafael A. Molina, Gloria Platero, and Anders Mathias Lunde, Generic helical edge states due to Rashba spin-orbit coupling in a topological insulator, Phys. Rev. B 93, 205431
  • Mónica Benito, Michael Niklas, Gloria Platero, and Sigmund Kohler, Edge-state blockade of transport in quantum dot arrays, Phys. Rev. B 93, 115432
  • Miguel Bello, Charles E. Creffield and Gloria Platero, Long-range doublon transfer in a dimer chain induced by topology and ac fields, Scientific Reports 6, 22562
  • Mónica Benito, Carlos Sánchez Muñoz, and Carlos Navarrete-Benlloch, Degenerate parametric oscillation in quantum membrane optomechanics, Phys. Rev. A 93, 023846
  • Fernando Gallego-Marcos, Rafael Sánchez and Gloria Platero, Coupled Landau-Zener-Stückelberg quantum dot interferometers. Phys. Rev. B 93, 075424



  • Mónica Benito, Álvaro Gómez-León, Victor Bastidas, Tobias Brandes and Gloria Platero, Floquet engineering of long-range p-wave superconductivity, Phys. Rev. B 90, 205127
  • Fernando Gallego-Marcos, Gloria Platero, Christian Nietner, Gernot Schaller, and Tobias Brandes, Nonequilibrium relaxation transport of ultracold atoms, Phys. Rev. A 90, 033614
  • Álvaro Gómez-León, Pierre Delplace and Gloria Platero, Engineering anomalous quantum Hall plateaus and antichiral states with ac fields, Phys. Rev. B 89, 205408
  • R. Sánchez, G. Granger, L. Gaudreau, A. Kam, M. Pioro-Ladrière, S. A. Studenikin, P. Zawadzki, A. S. Sachrajda, and G. Platero, Long-Range Spin Transfer in Triple Quantum Dots, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 176803
  • Adolfo G. Grushin, Álvaro Gómez-León and Titus Neupert, Floquet Fractional Chern Insulators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 156801
  • Rafael Sánchez, Fernando Gallego-Marcos and Gloria Platero, Superexchange blockade in triple quantum dots, Phys. Rev. B 89, 161402(R)
  • M. Prada, G. Platero and D. Pfannkuche, Unidirectional direct current in coupled nanomechanical resonators by tunable symmetry breaking, Phys. Rev. B 89, 045426 (2014)


  • Chulki Kim, Marta Prada, Gloria Platero,and Robert H. Blick, Realizing Broad Bands of Strong Nonlinear Coupling in Nano-Electromechanical Energy Harvesters, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 197202 (2013).
  • A. M. Lunde and G. Platero, Hyperfine interactions in two-dimensional HgTe topological insulators, Phys. Rev. B 88, 115411 (2013).
  • P. DelPlace, A. Gómez-León and G. Platero, Merging of Dirac points and Floquet topological transitions in AC driven graphene, Phys. Rev. B 88, 245422 (2013).
  • J. Villavicencio, Irene Maldonado, E. Cota y G. Platero, Spin-orbit effects in a triple quantum dot shuttle, Phys. Rev. B 88, 245305 (2013).
  • Anders Mathias Lunde, Carlos López-Monís, Ioanna A. Vasiliadou, Luis L. Bonilla, Gloria Platero, Temperature dependent dynamical nuclear polarization bistabilities in double quantum dots in the spin-blockade regime, Phys. Rev. B 88, 035317 (2013).
  • A. Gómez-León and G. Platero, Floquet-Bloch theory and topology in periodically driven lattices, arXiv:1303.4369, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 200403 (2013).
  • O.G. Cantu Ros, G. Platero, L.L.Bonilla, Effects of noise on hysteresis and resonance width in graphene and nanotubes resonators, Phys. Rev. B 87, 235424 (2013).
  • M. Busl, G. Granger, L. Gaudreau, R. Sánchez, A. Kam, M. Pioro-Ladrière, S. A. Studenikin, P. Zawadzki, Z. R. Wasilewski, A. S. Sachrajda and G. Platero, Bipolar spin blockade and coherent state superpositions in a triple quantum dot, Nature Nanotechnology 8, 261–265 (2013)
  • J. Huneke, G. Platero, Sigmund Kohler, Steady-State Coherent Transfer by Adiabatic Passage, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 036802 (2013) .
  • R. Sánchez and G. Platero, Dark Bell states in tunnel-coupled spin qubits, Phys. Rev. B 87, 081305(R) (2013).


  • F. Domínguez, F. Hassler and G. Platero, On the Dynamical detection of Majorana fermions in current-biased nanowiresPhys. Rev. B 86, 140503 (R)  (2012).
  • M. Lunde and G. Platero, Helical edge states coupled to a spin bath: Current-induced magnetization, Phys. Rev. B 86, 035112 (2012).
  • Robert Hussein and Sigmund Kohler, Coherent quantum ratchets driven by tunnel oscillations: Fluctuations and correlations, Phys. Rev. B, 86, 115452 (2012).
  • A. Gómez-León and G. Platero, Topological Phases in adiabatic and non-adiabatic driven systems, Phys. Rev. B 86, 115318 (2012).
  • M. Busl, G. Platero and A.P. Jauho, Dynamical polarizability of graphene irradiated by circularly polarized ac electric fields, Phys. Rev. B 85, 155449 (2012).
  • Georg M. Reuther, Peter Hänggi, and Sigmund Kohler, Non Markovian qubit decoherence during dispersive readout, Phys. Rev. A 85, 062123 (2012).
  • C. López-Monís, C. Emary, G. Kiesslich, G. Platero, and T. Brandes, Limit cycles and chaos in the current through a quantum dot, Phys. Rev. B 85, 045301 (2012).
  • A. Gómez-León and G. Platero, Transport blocking and topological phases using ac-magnetic fields, Phys. Rev. B 85, 245319 (2012).
  • M. Prada and G. Platero, Double coupled electron shuttle, Phys. Rev. B 86, 165424 (2012).