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Pascal Electron Phases in LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 Complex-Oxide Nanowires


Complex-oxide nanowires are comprised of perovskite insulators LaAlO3 and SrTiO3. These materials result in superconductivity, which can be reversibly controlled using a conductive atomic force microscope (AFM).

Key Learning Objectives

  • The webinar will focus on one class of behavior, the ballistic transport of electrons, electron pairs, and quantum liquids formed from larger bound states as well (trions, quaternions, etc).
  • We will observe phase signatures at low temperatures and high magnetic fields. 
  • We will demonstrate how to utilize atomic force microscopes customized for conductive lithography


About Your Speakers

Dr. Jeremy Levy is a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Founding Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (

He received an A.B. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1988, and a Ph.D. degree in physics from UC Santa Barbara in 1993. After a postdoctoral position at UC Santa Barbara, he joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. His research interests center around the emerging field of oxide nanoelectronics, experimental and theoretical realizations for quantum computation, semiconductor, and oxide spintronics, quantum transport, and nanoscale optics, and dynamical phenomena in oxide materials and films.

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