Department of Physics & Astronomy

Nathaniel Gabor

Nathaniel Gabor

Nathaniel Gabor

Assistant Professor

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Telephone: 951-827-5338
Email: nathaniel.gabor@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-4529

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Research Interests:

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics


Ph.D. 2010, Cornell University

Current Research:

Quantum mechanics is a theoretical description of reality that has been used to understand numerous phenomena at atomic and subatomic scales. It is among the most successful scientific theories, exhibiting not one single contradiction in nearly a century since its inception. The QMO lab aims to discover new phenomena in emerging quantum material systems, including zero-dimensional (0D) material systems (e.g., nanocrystal neodymium), one-dimensional (1D) materials like the transition metal trichalcogenides (e.g., TaSe3), and atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) electronic materials such as graphene, boron nitride, and the transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). These materials, many of which can be separated into few or single atomic layers, wires and crystals, exhibit quasi-low dimensionality that may lead to quantum electronic behavior. 

Selected Publications:

  1. “Natural regulation of energy flow in a green quantum photocell,” Trevor B. Arp, Yafis Barlas, Vivek Aji, Nathaniel M. Gabor; Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03162 (2016). 
  2.  “Tuning ultrafast electron thermalization pathways in a van der Waals heterostructure", Qiong Ma, Trond Andersen, Nityan Nair, Nathaniel Gabor*, Mathieu Massicotte, Chun Hung Lui, Andrea F. Young, Wenjing Fang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Jing Kong, Nuh Gedik, Frank H. L. Koppens and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero; Nature Physics 12, 455 (2016).
  3.  “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).
  4.  “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).
  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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