Recent Submissions

  • Boundaries, disorder and noise in quantum-coherent systems 

    Shtanko, Oles. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    This thesis aims to understand how quantum-coherent phenomena in solids are affected by the presence of boundaries, disorder, and classical noise. First, we consider surface states in Dirac materials. We show that these ...
  • Phase transition induced deformation in porous media 

    Zhou, Tingtao(Edmond Tingtao) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Capillary condensation-evaporation and freeze-thaw processes are the most familiar examples of first-order phase transitions in equilibrium thermodynamics. Porous, amorphous materials are widely used in everyday life, yet ...
  • Thermodynamic and tunneling measurements of van der Waals heterostructures 

    Tomarken, Spencer Louis. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    In certain electronic systems, strong Coulomb interactions between electrons can favor novel electronic phases that are difficult to anticipate theoretically. Accessing fundamental quantities such as the density of states ...

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