Nanophysics Theory Group

Group Leader

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Research Interests

There is at present an intense and growing world-wide effort to explore the possibility of constructing functioning electronic devices with dimensions on the nanometer scale, i.e., much smaller than those that are used in computers that are based on today's silicon technology. This is a very vibrant, rapidly developing multi-disciplinary field that brings together fundamental and applied research, experiment and theory, physics and chemistry, biology and engineering. Our current theoretical research is in this area and focuses on building a fundamental understanding of the electronic, spintronic, photonic, and thermal properties of the smallest conceivable nanoscale quantum devices based on individual organic and biological molecules and/or nanometer-scale metallic, magnetic, insulating, and semiconducting solid-state structures.