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Condensed Matter Journal Club: "Curiosities in low-dimensional mesoscopic electron transport"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Condensed Matter Journal Club
Location
222 Loomis
Date
Nov 1, 2022   1:00 pm  
Speaker
Matthew O'Brien
Contact
Jacopo Gliozzi
E-Mail
jglioz2@illinois.edu
Views
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Condensed Matter Journal Club

Many fundamental advances in condensed matter physics have occurred just by asking “what on earth is going on with the conductivity of this sample?!” e.g., the Kondo effect, integer/fractional quantum Hall effects, superconductivity, etc. I this talk, I will begin with a guided tour through developments in the theory of mesoscopic electron transport, using Anderson localization as a backdrop. I will then explore a controversial series of experiments on nanowires which claimed to find evidence for an intrinsic lower bound on the resistivity and conclude by discussing ongoing challenges. Strong opinions from the audience are encouraged!

 

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