Gleb Finkelstein, Professor of Physics and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences  

Gleb Finkelstein

Office Location: 093 Physics, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2523
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Experimental condensed matter physics
Biological physics

Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1998
PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1999
B.S., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), 1991

Research Categories: Nanophysics and Biophysics

Current projects: Electronic transport in carbon nanotubes and graphene;, Inorganic nanostructures based on self-assembled DNA scaffolds;, Low-temperature scanning microscopy (AFM);, New probes for intracellular neuronal recordings., Ultra-sharp probes for Intracellular Neuronal Recordings.

Research Description: Gleb Finkelstein is an experimental physicist interested in inorganic and biologically inspired nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanocrystals and self-assembled DNA 'origami'. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may become a basis for future devices and sensors. His group's research is evenly divided between studies of electronic properties of nanostructures, and DNA self-assembly. Recently, he started a collaborative project on developing novel probes for intracellular neural recording.

Teaching (Spring 2022):

  • Physics 509.01, Quantum nanophysics Synopsis
    Physics 047, MW 03:30 PM-04:45 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Arnault, EG; Larson, TFQ; Seredinski, A; Zhao, L; Idris, S; McConnell, A; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Borzenets, I; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Multiterminal Inverse AC Josephson Effect., Nano Letters, vol. 21 no. 22 (November, 2021), pp. 9668-9674 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Seredinski, A; Arnault, EG; Costa, VZ; Zhao, L; Larson, TFQ; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Amet, F; Newaz, AKM; Finkelstein, G, One-dimensional edge contact to encapsulated MoS2 with a superconductor, Aip Advances, vol. 11 no. 4 (April, 2021) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Zhang, G; Chung, C-H; Ke, CT; Lin, C-Y; Mebrahtu, H; Smirnov, AI; Finkelstein, G; Baranger, HU, Universal Nonequilibrium I-V Curve at an Interacting Impurity Quantum Critical Point, Physical Review Research, vol. 3 no. 1 (February, 2021), pp. 013136-013136, American Physical Society [doi]  [abs].
  4. Zhang G, Chung C-H, Ke C-T, Lin C-Y, Mebrahtu H, Smirnov AI, Finkelstein G, Baranger HU, Nonequilibrium quantum critical steady state: Transport through a dissipative resonant level, Physical Review Research, vol. 3 no. 1 (2021) [doi] .
  5. G. Finkelstein, Inverse AC Josephson Effect in Ballistic Multiterminal Graphene Josephson Junctions, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems, Hawaii, USA (Preprint, 2021), pp. 103-104 .

Gleb Finkelstein is an experimentalist interested in physics of quantum nanostructures, such as Josephson junctions and quantum dots made of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and topological materials. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may form a basis for future quantum devices.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

  • Francois Amet (September 01, 2014 - present)  
  • Sarah Goldberg (October 1, 2009 - August 01, 2011)  
  • Ulas Coskun (February, 2007 - August, 2009)  
  • Yurij Bomze (2006 - 2011)  
  • Yuriy Bomze (July, 2006 - August 31, 2011)  
  • Adriana Biasco (January 01, 2006 - December 31, 2006)  
  • Alexey Zhukov (October 1, 2003 - February 28, 2006)