From Fundamental Physics to Device Design

Our theory group explores the fundamental properties and device implications of nanoscale matter, with a particular emphasis on quantum coherent phenomena. We tackle these problems using a wide variety of theoretical techniques, ranging from *ab initio* approaches to low-energy effective models, and from nonequilibrium Green's functions to drift-diffusion equations.

Current Foci

- Quantum coherent dynamics of spins in solid-state and organic materials
- Spin-photon coupling and entanglement
- Spin transport in semiconductors and metals
- Carrier dynamics in narrow-gap semiconductor superlattices
- Single-dopant properties in semiconductors
- Quantum sensing and quantum information processing
- Low-power coherent electronics and spintronics

Recent Publications

- Y. Zhang, A. Park, A. Cintora, S. R. McMillan, N. J. Harmon, A. Moehle, M. E. Flatté, G. D. Fuchs and C. K. Ober, "
*Impact of the synthesis method on the solid-state charge transport of radical polymers*", Journal of Materials Chemistry C**6**, 111-118 (2018). - R. C. Plantenga, V. R. Kortan, T. Kaizu, Y. Harada, T. Kita, M. E. Flatté and P. M. Koenraad, "
*Spatially resolved electronic structure of an isovalent nitrogen center in GaAs*", Physical Review B**96**, 155210 (2017). - G. Sietsema, T. Liu and M. E. Flatté, "
*Electric-Field Control of Magnon Gaps in a Ferromagnet using a Spatially-Periodic Electric Field*", SPIN**7**, 1740012 (2017). - J. Bocquel, V. R. Kortan, R. P. Campion, B. L. Gallagher, M. E. Flatté and P. M. Koenraad, "
*Observation of the symmetry of core states of a single Fe impurity in GaAs*", Physical Review B**96**, 075207 (2017). - S. Singh, J. Katoch, T. Zhu, K.-Y. Meng, T. Liu, J. T. Brangham, F. Yang, M. E. Flatté and R. K. Kawakami, "
*Strong Modulation of Spin Currents in Bilayer Graphene by Static and Fluctuating Proximity Exchange Fields*", Physical Review Letters**118**, 187201 (2017). - J. van Bree and M. E. Flatté, "
*Atomic-Scale Magnetometry of Dynamic Magnetization*", Physical Review Letters**118**, 087601 (2017).