Congratulations to Patrick Herring for successfully defending thesis!

Congratulations to Patrick for succesfully defending his today!

“Photoresponse of an Electrically Tunable Ambipolar Graphene Infrared Thermocouple” published in Nano Letters

Congratulations to Patrick and Allen for their paper, “Photoresponse of an Electrically Tunable Ambipolar Graphene Infrared Thermocouple,” being published in Nano Letters.

Photoresponse of an Electrically Tunable Ambipolar Graphene Infrared Thermocouple
Patrick K. Herring, Allen L. Hsu, Nathaniel M. Gabor, Yong Cheol Shin, Jing Kong , Tomás Palacios, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Nano Letters (2014)

“Tunable symmetry breaking and helical edge transport in a graphene quantum spin Hall state” published in Nature

Congratulations to Andrea, Javier and Ben on their paper, “Tunable symmetry breaking and helical edge transport in a graphene quantum spin Hall state,” being published in Nature.

MIT news press release “Graphene can host exotic new quantum electronic states at its edges”

Link to paper
Tunable symmetry breaking and helical edge transport in a graphene quantum spin Hall state
A. F. Young*, J. D. Sanchez-Yamagishi*, B. Hunt*, S. H. Choi, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, R. C. Ashoori, P. Jarillo-Herrero
Nature (2013)
*equal contribution

“Hofstadter’s butterfly spotted in graphene” – Physics World Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2013

“To three groups that have independently made the first measurement of Hofstadter’s butterfly in a solid-state system. One group is led by Philip Kim of Columbia University, another is led by Roman Gorbachev of the University of Manchester and another by Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and Ray Ashoori at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” – Physics World.

Link to the Physics World article here

Read the original publication at Science

“Intrinsic Electronic Transport Properties of High-Quality Monolayer and Bilayer MoS2″ published in Nano Letters

Congratulations to Britt, Hugh and Yafang for their paper being published in Nano Letters! Read the paper at: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl401916s

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We are proud to annouce that graduate students Qiong Ma and Valla Fatemi passed their Part III General exam on Condensed Matter Physics yesterday. Kudos to them!

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Congratulations to Ben, Javier and Andrea for the publication of their paper: “Massive Dirac fermions and Hofstadter butterfly in a van der Waals heterostructure” in Science Magazine!
Science Express article
MIT News article

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Thiti succesfully defended his Thesis “From Hopping to Ballistic Transport in Graphene-Based Electronic Devices” today! Congratulations to him for being the first Jarillo Lab group member to defend!

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Congratulations to Pablo for being awarded an ONR Young Investigator Award for “Quantum Transport and Optoelectronics in Atomically Layered Materials.” The MIT news article can be found here.

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Congratulations to graduate student Thiti Taychatanapat for his paper being accepted to Nature Physics! A link to the preprint can be found here:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.1969

Electrically tunable transverse magnetic focusing in graphene
Thiti Taychatanapat, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Nature Physics (in press) arXiv:1301.1969

Electrons in a periodic lattice can propagate without scattering for macroscopic distances despite the presence of the non-uniform Coulomb potential due to the nuclei. Such ballistic motion of electrons allows the use of a transverse magnetic field to focus electrons. This phenomenon, known as transverse magnetic focusing (TMF), has been used to study the Fermi surface of metals and semiconductor heterostructures, as well as to investigate Andreev reflection, spin-orbit interaction, and to detect composite fermions. Here we report on the experimental observation of transverse magnetic focusing in high mobility mono-, bi-, and tri-layer graphene devices. The ability to tune the graphene carrier density enables us for the first time to investigate TMF continuously from the hole to the electron regime and analyze the resulting focusing fan. Moreover, by applying a transverse electric field to tri-layer graphene, we use TMF as a ballistic electron spectroscopy method to investigate controlled changes in the electronic structure of a material. Finally, we demonstrate that TMF survives in graphene up to 300 K, by far the highest temperature reported for any system, opening the door to novel room temperature applications based on electron-optics.