Gleb Finkelstein
Professor of Physics

Gleb Finkelstein is an experimental physicist interested in inorganic and biologically inspired nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, graphene, and self-assembled DNA 'origami'. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may form a basis for future detectors and sensors, or serve as individual devices in quantum information processing.

Current Research Interests

A few years ago, my laboratory observed superconducting current induced in graphene in the regime of the quantum Hall effect (F. Amet et al., Science 352, p. 966). This was the first observation of supercurrent in any quantum Hall system. We have been working on Superconductor-Quantum Hall hybrid devices for the past two years. This year, we have realized a quantum Hall-based superconducting interference device [A. Seredinski et al., Science Advances 5, eaaw8693]. We are attempting to observe the predicted non-abelian excitations in this system (Majorana fermions and parafermions). These states are interesting from the fundamental point of view and hold promise for topologically protected quantum computation.

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