The Velasco Group: nanodevices, low temperature transport, and STM
At the nanoscale, quantum mechanical effects reign supreme and when disorder is subdued many-body physics emerges, leading to new and unexpected physical phenomena. Our aim is to discover, understand, and exploit these emerging physical phenomena.
Our approach is to probe the electronic structure of homemade nanoscale devices based on layered 2D materials. These devices host exotic low energy ground states arising from correlated electron physics and exhibit novel functionalities that are useful for future technological applications. Low temperature transport, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and the development of new nanofabrication techniques will be employed to perform these studies.