The Velasco Lab: Probing, Visualizing, and Manipulating Dirac electrons in the flatland

Dirac fermions exhibit profoundly different behaviors compared to their Schrodinger cousins, and thus present a promising opportunity for the development of novel devices based on entirely new modalities. Our research aims generate new fundamental insights into the behavior and properties of these exotic quasiparticles, paving the way toward entirely new classes of electronic devices, such as novel sensors and tunable nanoscale electronic lenses.

To unravel the motion and exotic electronic states in atomically thin flatlands we employ low temperature transport, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and the development of new nanofabrication techniques.