Happy new year! 2016 seems like a very promising year, with many projects getting into more consistent shape, and others about to finish! Of course we need to start new projects as well, and that is one more reason for welcoming Alexandre Baron Tacla, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in our qig@CBPF. We’ve been chatting a lot these days, specially together with our postdoc Alex, and I’m sure something very interesting is coming out soon. Before that, however, Alexandre (don’t get confused with the names!) will tell us about his most recent results in our first QM Talks@CBPF of the year. Look up the details of the talk below, and stay tuned for a great 2016!
Speaker: Alexandre Baron Tacla (University of Strathclyde)
Title: Controllable electron interactions in quantum dots coupled to nanowires
Coordinates: room 601D, CBPF. 14.01, 16h00
Abstract: We theoretically study transport properties in quantum dot devices proximity coupled to superconducting nanowires. In particular, we investigate the controllable transition from resonant pair tunneling to Andreev bound states, which has been recently observed in nanodevices fabricated at the interface of the oxide heterostructure LaAlO3/SrTiO3. We show that such a transition in transport features can signify a Lifshitz transition, at which electron interactions change from attractive to repulsive. The ability to tune interactions on a reconfigurable nanoelectronic device could be a useful ingredient for solid state quantum simulation. Lastly, we discuss an alternate description for this transition in terms of magnetic impurities.