Every Thursday through the summer from 12pm to 1pm 24 Oxford St. - Geological Lecture Hall
Below is the tentative schedule of topics.
June 8th Optical Spectroscopy Techniques June 15th Electron Microscopy of Soft Squishy Stuff June 22nd Harvard Center for Biological Imaging June 29th Bio-Cryo Transmission Electron Microscopy July 6th Atom Probe Tomography July 13th Micro Computed Tomography July 20th Focused Ion Beam (3D imaging and more) July 27th Environmental
Abstract: Recently there have been significant interests in studying the interaction of light with artificially engineered materials. In particular, metasurfaces, which consist of a single layer of nanostructures with subwavelength spacing patterned at an interface, have received much attention as they have the potential to replace traditional refractive-optics with compact, planar devices that can be realized with only a single layer of lithography. Furthermore, these devices can also be designed to possess novel functionalities with little to no increase
Abstract: The 5-year renewal plans for the STC for Integrated Quantum Materials will be presented. Our vision is to use quantum materials to enable quantum sensors, quantum communication, and quantum computing. Center faculty at Harvard, Howard University, and MIT will pursue four Research Areas: Van der Waals Heterostructures, led by Philip Kim (Harvard), Discovery of New Topological Crystals, led by Joe Checkelsky (MIT), Topologically Protected Qubits, led by Amir Yacoby (Harvard) and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (
Abstract: Decoherence due to local noise is the worst enemy of quantum information. To combat this, topological quantum computing has been proposed as a powerful and elegant scheme to encode quantum information globally, and hence stay robust against local perturbations. In the past five years, this field has begun to see experimental breakthroughs made possible by combining superconductivity and various low-dimensional quantum materials with significant spin-orbit interaction. Here in the Yacoby group, we fabricate superconducting
The recent development of research in 2-dimensional (2D) semiconducting materials based on semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) enables a novel engineered quantum structures. Employing functional interface realized in high-quality van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures, gate-defined electronic systems can be fabricated. In particular, spatially confined quantum structures in TMDC can offer unique valley-spin features, holding the promises for novel mesoscopic systems, such as valley-spin qubits. In this presentation, we