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DCCQS Kolloquium: Dr. Anton Akhmerov: Quantized chiral transmission that isn't quantum Hall

06.12.2023 | 16:00 c.t.
Dr. Anton Akhmerov

Dr. Anton Akhmerov
Bildquelle: TU Delft

Technische Universität Delft, Fakultät für Angewandte Naturwissenschaften, Fachbereich Quantum Nanoscience, Delft, Niederlande

Kolloquium des Dahlem Center für komplexe Quantensysteme

There are several ways to prevent a wave from scattering.

The oldest known one is making the potential smooth, which protects conductance quantization in a quantum point contact. Topology of a gapped bulk of a quantum Hall insulator makes all the modes turn in the same direction and prevents them from scattering by separating them in space.

I am going to demonstrate how adiabaticity - the smoothness of the wave function evolution can be used to protect perfect transmission without relying on spatial separation. This effect of chiral adiabatic transmission appears in ballistic multiterminal Josephson junctions, and the number of chiral channels equals to the number of 2D Fermi surfaces of the normal state dispersion.

I will explain how both the propagation of the modes in a Josephson junction and their protection from scattering into each other are enabled by the same physical parameter - the curvature of the dispersion relation.

Zeit & Ort

06.12.2023 | 16:00 c.t.

Hörsaal B (0.1.01)
Fachbereich Physik
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin

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  • 2D Fermi surfaces
  • adiabaticity
  • Anton Akhmerov
  • chiral adiabatic transmission
  • Dahlem Center für komplexe Quantensysteme
  • Forschung
  • Josephson junctions
  • Kolloquium
  • Quantenphysik
  • quantum Hall
  • Quantum Nanoscience
  • transmission
  • wave function