Champagne Research Group

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Nano-scale quantum
electronics and mechanics

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Atomic scale Mechanical Breakjunction

We specialize in:

  • experimental nano-scale and mesoscopic physics
  • electron transport and heat transport in carbon, metallic and semiconducting systems
  • nano-resonators and sensors (NEMS)
  • quantum mechanics of strongly correlated electron systems

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Research projects

Part of the widespread interest in nanometer-sized systems is motivated by their capability to combine and hybridize mechanical and electronic properties of materials at the nanoscale.

The long term goals of our research are to understand at a fundamental level, and harness into applications, the interplays of structure, electronic degrees of freedom, and correlated electronic phases in nano and mesoscopic systems.

Four specific projects on which we are currently working are:

(1) Quantum electronic properties of nanosystems under strain
(2) Heat transport in graphene (relativistic-like electrons)
(3) Nano-electro-mechanical sensors (NEMS) based on carbon nanotubes and graphene
(4) Topological Insulators

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Interested in taking a course with Prof. Champagne?

Prof. Champagne regularly teaches: "Solid State Physics II / Condensed Matter Physics I" (PHYS 468 /636), which is an advanced undergraduate or an introductory graduate level course in Condensed Matter Physics with a focus on quantum mechanics and nanophysics,

PHYS 205 (Electricity and Magnetism), which is an introductory course on electricity and magnetism, and PHYS 358 (Solid State Physics I) which is a junior level course in condensed matter physics.

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