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Scanning SQUID view of emergent states at interfaces

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 Coordinator Country Israel [IL]
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 Total cost 1˙499˙778 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙778 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-04-01   to  2020-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY IL (RAMAT GAN) coordinator 1˙499˙778.00


 Project objective

The emergence of novel states of matter in low-dimensional systems is one of the most intriguing current topics in condensed matter physics. For instance, interfaces between certain non-magnetic insulating oxides were shown to give rise to surprising metallic, superconducting, and magnetic states, which are still far from being understood. I have recently demonstrated in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 that there is a strong influence of the constituent’s structure on the interface conductivity (quasi-1D rather than 2D) and sub-micron ferromagnetic patches that coexist with inhomogeneous superconductivity. However, the origin of the interface magnetism, its relation to transport properties, and the mechanisms that control the different interface states are yet to be understood. I believe that the only way to fully understand the electronic and magnetic behavior in reduced dimensions is by combining extremely sensitive, non-invasive, local techniques, but such characterization tools are lacking. The aim of this project is to investigate the rich phenomena that appear at transition metal oxides interfaces, starting with LaAlO3/SrTiO3 as a model system, and expanding to other ground states (e.g. multiferroics, quantum materials, metal-insulator), as well as to other low-dimensional systems, including 2D-superconductors, topological insulators and carbon nanotube coils. To this end, I will develop an advanced scanning SQUID technology for higher temperatures, improved resolution, simultaneous mapping of orthogonal properties, and high throughput. By detecting nano-magnetism, traces of superconductivity, and non-invasively mapping the path of current flow, our tool will detect new states of matter, follow their interactions, correlations, and response to modulation in the local potential with extreme sensitivity. Our results will open up access to fundamental physics in atomically engineered materials, and to the control of their properties for use in next generation nanoelectronics.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Shai Wissberg, Beena Kalisky
Large-scale modulation in the superconducting properties of thin films due to domains in the SrTi O 3 substrate
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.144510
Physical Review B 95/14 2019-05-29
2017 Yiftach Frenkel, Noam Haham, Yishai Shperber, Christopher Bell, Yanwu Xie, Zhuoyu Chen, Yasuyuki Hikita, Harold Y. Hwang, Ekhard K. H. Salje, Beena Kalisky
Imaging and tuning polarity at SrTiO3 domain walls
published pages: 1203-1208, ISSN: 1476-1122, DOI: 10.1038/nmat4966
Nature Materials 16/12 2019-05-29
2017 Eylon Persky, Anna Kremen, Shai Wissberg, Yishai Shperber, Beena Kalisky
Scanning SQUID Study of Vortex Manipulation by Local Contact
published pages: , ISSN: 1940-087X, DOI: 10.3791/54986
Journal of Visualized Experiments 120 2019-05-29
2017 Debangsu Roy, Yiftach Frenkel, Sagi Davidovitch, Eylon Persky, Noam Haham, Marc Gabay, Beena Kalisky, Lior Klein
Current-induced nonuniform enhancement of sheet resistance in A r + -irradiated SrTi O 3
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.95.245303
Physical Review B 95/24 2019-05-29
2016 Anna Kremen, Shai Wissberg, Yishai Shperber, Beena Kalisky
The response of an individual vortex to local mechanical contact
published pages: , ISSN: 2299-3193, DOI: 10.1515/nsm-2016-0003
Novel Superconducting Materials 2/1 2019-05-24
2016 Anna Kremen, Shai Wissberg, Noam Haham, Eylon Persky, Yiftach Frenkel, Beena Kalisky
Mechanical Control of Individual Superconducting Vortices
published pages: 1626-1630, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04444
Nano Letters 16/3 2019-05-24
2016 Yiftach Frenkel, Noam Haham, Yishai Shperber, Christopher Bell, Yanwu Xie, Zhuoyu Chen, Yasuyuki Hikita, Harold Y. Hwang, Beena Kalisky
Anisotropic Transport at the LaAlO 3 /SrTiO 3 Interface Explained by Microscopic Imaging of Channel-Flow over SrTiO 3 Domains
published pages: 12514-12519, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01655
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8/19 2019-05-24
2016 Nitzan Shadmi, Anna Kremen, Yiftach Frenkel, Zachary J. Lapin, Leonardo D. Machado, Sergio B. Legoas, Ora Bitton, Katya Rechav, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Douglas S. Galvão, Ado Jorio, Lukas Novotny, Beena Kalisky, Ernesto Joselevich
Defect-Free Carbon Nanotube Coils
published pages: 2152-2158, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03417
Nano Letters 16/4 2019-05-24

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