Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

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Lasers made from self-assembled photonic structures

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 12:00-13.00 Prof. Cefe López Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC ABSTRACT: Ordinary lasers comprise a pumping system, a cavity and a gain medium. The cavity provides feedback and...

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The curious magnetic state in undoped iron pnictides

Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 12:00-13.00 Prof. Belen Valenzuela ICMM, CSIC ABSTRACT: The recent discovered high temperature superconductors iron pnictides present a singular magnetism. The undoped compound is metallic with Q=(pi,0) columnar ordering instead of...

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Quantum pumping in graphene

Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 12:00-13.00 Prof. Elsa Prada ICMM, CSIC ABSTRACT: We show that graphene-based quantum pumps can tap into evanescent modes, which penetrate deeply into the device as a consequence of Klein tunneling....

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Superconducting molecular quantum dots

Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 12:00-13.00 Prof. Reinhold Egger Universidad de Duesseldorf, Alemania ABSTRACT: The Josephson current through nanoscale quantum dots will be discussed in this talk, mainly from a theory point of view. The...

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Spectroscopy of the Andreev Bound States in a Carbon Nanotube

Wednesday, 21 April 2010, 11:30-12.30 Prof. Jean-Damien Pillet Quantronics Group CEA-Saclay ABSTRACT: Carbon Nanotubes are not intrinsically superconducting, but when they are connected to superconducting leads they can carry a supercurrent. This supercurrent is...