Department of Physics & Astronomy

Nathaniel Gabor

Nathaniel Gabor

Nathaniel Gabor

Assistant Professor

MS&E 0314

Telephone: 951-827-5338
Email: nathaniel.gabor@ucr.edu
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Research Interests:

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics


Ph.D. 2010, Cornell University

Current Research:

I am interested in the discovery of new quantum phenomena in atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) electronic materials including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and layered transition metal chalcogenides. These materials, many of which can be separated into few or single atomic layers, exhibit quasi-low dimensionality that may lead to strongly correlated electron behavior. Among correlated electronic materials, true 2D materials provide the distinct advantage that they are one atom thick, thus allowing the utilization of techniques generally applied to small atomic ensembles, such as laser-cooling and optical cavity coupling. By incorporating these materials into nanoscale electronic devices, I envision a distinct field of research that explores atomically thin condensed matter (CM) systems using precision techniques and concepts employed in atomic, molecular, and optical physics.

Selected Publications:

  1. "Ultrafast measurement of the escape time of electrons and holes in the nanotube p-i-n junction", Nathaniel Gabor, Zhoahui Zhong, Ken Bosnick, and Paul McEuen; Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 087404 (2012); arXiv:1109.0269.
  2. "Hot-carrier assisted intrinsic photoresponse in graphene", Nathaniel Gabor, Justin C. W. Song, Qiong Ma, Nityan Nair, Thiti Taychatanapat, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Leonid Levitov, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero; Science 334, 648 (2011); arXiv:1108.3826.
  3. "Extremely efficient multiple electron-hole pair generation in carbon nanotube photodiodes", Nathaniel Gabor, Zhaohui Zhong, Ken Bosnick, Jiwoong Park, and Paul McEuen; Science 325, 1367 (2009).
  4. "Static and dynamical phyllotaxis in a magnetic cactus", Cristiano Nisoli, Nathaniel Gabor, Paul Lammert, Jay Maynard, and Vincent Crespi; Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 186103 (2009); arXiv:cond-mat/0702335.
  5. "Terahertz time-domain measurement of ballistic electron resonance in a single-walled carbon nanotube", Zhaohui Zhong, Nathaniel Gabor, Jay Sharping, Alexander Gaeta, Paul McEuen; Nature Nanotechnology 3, 201-205 (2008).

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