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Low-temperature Electron Transport through Nanostructures at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interface


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

opportunity location
64.15.85.B4863 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
C. Stephen Hellberg 202.767.3934


Electron pairing at temperatures above the superconducting critical temperature was recently demonstrated in SrTiO3 quantum dots patterned at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. The objective of this research is to investigate the mechanism of electron pairing in this system by modeling transport experiments in such nanostructures. The research is theoretical and will use transport calculations of model Hamiltonians which are parameterized from a combination of first-principles density functional calculations and experimental measurements. The work will be performed in collaboration with experimental efforts focused on probing the pairing mechanism using transport through patterned nanostructures.



Cheng G, et al: "Electron pairing without superconductivity." Nature 521: 196-199, 2015


key words
Computational physics; Electron interactions; Superconductivity; Density functional theory; Theoretical physics; Model Hamiltonians; Solid phase and solids; Condensed matter; Many-body effects; Materials science;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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