Dr Alexander Balanov FHEA, MInstP
Senior Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics
Some research in pictures
Quantum transport in semiconductor nanostructures
|Semiconductor superlattices are nanostructures made from alternating layers of two different semiconductor materials, usually with very similar lattice constants, for example, GaAs and AlGaAs|
Chaotic electron trajectory in semiconductor superlattice biased by an electric and a tilted magnetic field
Electrostatic quantum dots
|Creating of electrostatic quantum dots. Schematic showing the p-i-n diode and the thermally-induced diffusion of Mn ions from the p-type (GaMn)As layer towards the AlAs/GaAs/AlAs QW|
|Array of light-emitting diodes using electrostatic quantum dots|
Neuron-like Semiconductor Microstructure
|Solid state neuron structure|
|||Spiking in solid state neuron|
- For self-funded PhD students, I currently offer theoretical projects in areas of Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Coherent Quantum Systems, Electrophononics (quantum transport driven by acoustic stimuli) and Modeling of Cognitive Processes.
- For both BSc and MPhys finalists, I offer theoretical research projects related to Nonlinear Charge Transport in Semiconductor Nano-structures, Resonant Transport of Cold Atoms, and Synchronization of Noise-Induced Oscillations (synchronization of stochastic neurons).
Prospective PhD students and finalists are welcome to contact me to discuss possible research projects.
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