Dept. of Physics
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(2014-12-22)This thesis discusses two main topics – the effective fine-structure constant of and dielectric screening in graphene, and a new coherent inelastic x-ray scattering technique for attosecond resolution imaging of excitations ...
(2015-02-27)Artificial spin ice is a class of arrays of interacting ferromagnetic nanoislands that are used to experimentally model Ising spin systems. It has been successfully used to understand the behavior of frustrated spin systems, ...
Probing the superconducting order parameter of Iron-based superconductors through the Josephson effect (2014-12-17)We report the results we obtained regarding the use of the Josephson effect to probe the symmetry of the superconducting order parameter of Co-doped Ba(FeAs)2 crystals (Ba122). This measurements were carried out to test ...
(2015-01-06)The critical current in a Josephson junction is known to exhibit a 1/f low frequency noise. Implemented as a superconducting qubit, this low frequency noise can lead to decoherence. While the 1/f noise has been known to ...