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Condensed Matter Seminars

ics Condensed Matter
Thursday, January 17, 2002
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
Note special room.
Smitha Vishveshwara [Host: E. Kolomeisky]
UCSB
"Carbon Nanotubes: a playground for Luttinger liquid physics"
ABSTRACT:
The electronic properties of single-walled metallic carbon nanotubes can be effectively captured by a system of interacting electrons in one dimension. As shown by both theory and experiment, and as discussed here, the nanotube thus exhibits signatures of Luttinger liquid behaviour. Furthermore, as a consequence of Luttinger liquid physics, we find that nanotubes are expected to display bizarre phenomena such as charge fractionalization; anamolous suppression of Andreev current when contacted to superconductors; hosting of entangled quantum states from a superconducting source.

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