Gleb Finkelstein, Professor  

Gleb Finkelstein

Office Location: 093 Physics
Office Phone: 919-660-2523
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Experimental condensed matter physics
Biological physics

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1999

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 2014):

  • Physics 363.01, Thermal physics Synopsis
    Physics 130, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. C.-H. Chung, K. Le Hur, G. Finkelstein, M. Vojta, and Peter Woelfle, Nonequilibrium quantum transport through a dissipative resonant level,, Physical Review B, vol. 87 (2013), pp. 245310 [doi]  [abs].
  2. H. Mebrahtu, I. Borzenets, H. Zheng, Y.V. Bomze, A.I. Smirnov, S. Florens, H.U. Baranger and G. Finkelstein, Observation of Majorana quantum critical behaviour in a resonant level coupled to a dissipative environment, Nature Physics, vol. 9 (2013), pp. 732 [doi] .
  3. Inho Yoon, Kosuke Hamaguchi, Ivan V. Borzenets, Gleb Finkelstein, Richard Mooney, and Bruce R. Donald, Intracellular neural recording with pure carbon nanotube probes, PLoS ONE (2013), pp. e65715 [doi]  [abs].
  4. I.V. Borzenets, U.C. Coskun, H.T. Mebrahtu, Yu.V. Bomze, A.I. Smirnov, and G. Finkelstein, Phonon bottleneck in graphene-based Josephson junctions at millikelvin temperatures, Physical Review Letters, vol. 111 (2013), pp. 027001 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Henok T. Mebrahtu, Ivan V. Borzenets, Dong E. Liu, Huaixiu Zheng, Yuriy V. Bomze, Alex I. Smirnov, Harold U. Baranger, and Gleb Finkelstein, Quantum phase transition in a resonant level coupled to interacting leads, Nature, vol. 488 (August 2, 2012), pp. 61 [html], [doi]  [abs].

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

  • 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)