Special Issue "Emergent Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Heterostructures: From Theory to Devices"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 January 2021) | Viewed by 2377
Interests: emergent properties in quantum matter, also including topological aspects; quantum transport theory; slave-particle theories of correlated fermions; low-dimensional heterostructures; graphene and two-dimensional materials; topological insulators; mesoscopic superconductivity; correlation effects in quantum dots
Modern fabrication techniques allow the manipulation of matter at the nanoscale; thus, nanostructures presenting heterogeneous electronic properties can be obtained. These nanoarchitectures are the natural playground to study quantum matter, the latter being realized when the quantum behavior of the constituents significantly affects the system properties. Quantum matter presents sometimes emergent properties, of which superconductivity is a paradigmatic example. Emergent properties in quantum matter systems may require the notion of topological order, which is a relevant concept in topological insulators and topological superconductors.
The purpose of the Special Issue is to collect state-of-the-art contributions dealing with the characterization and modelling of low-dimensional heterostructures involving topological insulators, mesoscopic superconductors, graphene and other two-dimensional materials or thin films, and quantum dots with strong electronic correlations.
Contributions have to describe, among other potential topics, emergent quantum behaviors in low-dimensional heterostructures, such as topological phase transitions, surface or edge quantum states, proximity effects, anomalous scattering mechanisms (e.g., the Andreev reflection mechanism), etc.
Although both purely theoretical or experimental works (in the form of research papers or review articles) are welcomed, contributions in which the theoretical formulation is able to explain or provide insight into a real device response are preferred and solicited.
Dr. Francesco Romeo
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- Characterization and modelling of low-dimensional heterostructures
- Emergent behaviors in heterostructures: Topological phase transitions, edge quantum states, proximity effects, anomalous scattering mechanisms (e.g., the Andreev reflection mechanism), etc.
- Theories of strongly correlated fermions based on the slave-particle formulation and applications to real devices