Nanometer-scale quantum structures are attractive systems for studying new phenomenology arising from the interactions between small numbers of quantum objects. They also present challenges and opportunities in the realm of device design. My group’s research primarily utilizes the unique imaging, manipulation, and spectroscopy capabilities of low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs) to explore the magnetic and electronic properties of quantum nanosystems at the atomic scale. We also collaborate with other groups to study these systems using additional theoretical and experimental techniques.
Our research on quantum nanostructures is focused in three major areas: