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A. Mirlin
Prof. Dr. Alexander Mirlin
Research Unit Chair
0721/608-26445 or -43368 (TKM)
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Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Welcome to the website of Prof. Dr. Alexander Mirlin's research unit "Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics" at the Institute of Nanotechnology. 

We address fundamental phenomena that reveal the beauty of quantum mechanics on a nanoscale and explore their consequences for the future quantum nanoelectronics technologies. The focus of our research is on the theory of low-dimensional nanostructures, such as quantum dots and molecular nanostructures, quantum wires and carbon nanotubes, edge and surface states in topological insulators, 2D electron systems in thin films and interface structures, and graphene-based nanodevices.    



ZRS phase diagram
Emergence of Domains and Nonlinear Transport in the Zero-Resistance State

We study transport in the domain state, the so-called zero-resistance state, that emerges in a two-dimensional electron system in which the combined action of microwave radiation and magnetic field produces a negative absolute conductivity... Read more in:

I. A. Dmitriev et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 206801 (2013)
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Giant Magnetodrag in Graphene at Charge Neutrality

We report experimental data and theoretical analysis of Coulomb drag between two closely positioned graphene monolayers in a weak magnetic field. Close enough to the neutrality point, the coexistence of electrons and holes in each layer leads to a dramatic increase of the drag resistivity... Read more in:

M. Titov et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 166601 (2013)