Category: Research Highlights

Radiative Heat Transfer

Radiative Heat Transfer

Article: published in ACS Photonics by Juan Carlos Cuevas and Francisco J. García-Vidal, IFIMAC researchers and members of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Thermal radiation is one of the most ubiquitous physical phenomena, and its...

Photon correlations of the light emitted by a two-level system change
as the resolution in the energy of the photons is increased. The
correlations obtained through our Monte Carlo technique (shown in
black) match perfectly with the prediction from the theory
frequency-resolved correlations (shown in red).

Frequency-resolved Monte Carlo

Article: published in Scientific Reports by Juan Camilo López Carreño, Elena del Valle, members of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. The Monte Carlo method, devised by Ulam in the 1940s, relies on...

Resonant tunneling through an Azurin monolayer.

Resonant Tunneling in Protein-based Junctions

Article: published in PNAS by Juan Carlos Cuevas, IFIMAC researcher and member of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Proteins play a fundamental role in numerous biological energy conversion processes such as photosynthesis,...

Experimental setup for the measurement of Peltier cooling in molecular junctions.

Peltier Cooling in Molecular Junctions

Article: published in Nature Nanotechnology by Linda Angela Zotti, member of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Juan Carlos Cuevas, IFIMAC researcher and member of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics....

Energy landscape that governs the chemical reaction of two molecules after the system absorbs one single photon. At the first reaction step t0 the system consists of five molecules strongly interacting with the electromagnetic vacuum. At the second reaction step t1 the system has evolved and one molecule has isomerized. In the strong coupling regime this process continues with more steps in which one molecule isomerizes after another.

Triggering Many Molecular Reactions With a Single Photon

Article: published in Physical Review Letters by Javier Galego, Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal, and Johannes Feist, IFIMAC researchers and members of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Photoisomerization is a chemical process in which...