Wigner crystal, published in Nature

Harvard experimentalists discovered a coupled Wigner crystal in bilayer nanostructures, with important theory contribution from our Institute of Physics.


You Zhou, Jiho Sung, Elise Brutschea, Ilya Esterlis, Yao Wang, Giovanni Scuri, Ryan J. Gelly, Hoseok Heo, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Gergely Zaránd, Mikhail D. Lukin, Philip Kim, Eugene Demler & Hongkun Park
Bilayer Wigner crystals in a transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructure
Nature 595, 48 (2021)

Momentum Grant for Péter Makk

Péter Makk, associate professor at the Institute of Physics and the Department of Physics, has won the Momentum Research Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The research theme of the new group is Controlling synthetic correlated phases in van der Waals heterostructures. 


Announcement at the website of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA):

Quantum Lab launched

Research at the newly established Quantum Information National Laboratory (QNL) was officially launched on June 2, 2021. Head of consortium Péter Domokos (Wigner Research Centre for Physics) and project leaders of the consortium including Gergely Zaránd, head of the BME Institute of Physics, shared recent progress and the activities planned for the coming years.
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Noise diagnostics of nanostructures

New experimental results of the atomic and molecular electronics research group on graphene nanostructures. Published in npj 2D Materials and Applications. 


László Pósa, Zoltán Balogh, Dávid Krisztián, Péter Balázs, Botond Sánta, Roman Furrer, Miklós Csontos & András Halbritter
Noise diagnostics of graphene interconnects for atomic-scale electronics
npj 2D Materials and Applications volume 5, Article number: 57 (2021)


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