Department of Physics & Astronomy

Kirill Shtengel

Kirill Shtengel

Kirill Shtengel


MS&E 334

Telephone: 951-827-1058
Email: kirill.shtengel@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-4529

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Research Interests:

  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


  • Ph.D. 1999, University of California, Los Angeles

Awards and Fellowships:

  • NSF CAREER Award (2008)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2015)

Current Research:

My research interests lie in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics where I am focusing on strongly correlated systems and their potential application for quantum computation. I am particularly interested in the physics of frustration, both classical and quantum. Effects of frustration tend to suppress conventional ordered phases. This, in turn, may give way to the appearance of new, unconventional phases at low enough temperatures. One fascinating possibility is so-called fractionalized phases. As the name suggests, the excitations in such systems carry fractions of "normal" particles' charge and spin and have other unusual properties, such as fractional exchange statistics which makes them very attractive candidates for some interesting schemes of fault-tolerant quantum computation. My interests also involve statistical mechanics of frustrated systems.

Selected Publications:

  1. D. J. Clarke, J. Alicea and K. Shtengel, "Exotic circuit elements from zero-modes in hybrid superconductor/quantum Hall systems", preprint: arXiv:1312.6123.
  2. M. Maksymenko, R. Moessner and K. Shtengel, "Reversible first-order transition in Pauli percolation", preprint: arXiv:1401.6172.
  3. D. J. Clarke, J. Alicea and K. Shtengel, "Exotic non-Abelian anyons from conventional fractional quantum Hall states", Nature Commun. 4, 1348 (2013), preprint: arXiv:1204.5479.
  4. C.-Y. Hou, K. Shtengel, P. Goldbart and G. Refael, "Ettingshausen effect due to Majorana modes", New J. Phys. 14, 105005 (2012), preprint: arXiv:1203.5793.
  5. P. Bonderson, D. J. Clarke, C. Nayak and K. Shtengel, "Implementing Arbitrary Phase Gates with Ising Anyons", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 180505 (2010), preprint: arXiv:0911.2691.
  6. P. Bonderson, A. Kitaev and K. Shtengel, "Detecting Non-Abelian Statistics in the ν=5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall State", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 016803 (2006), preprint: cond-mat/0508616.
  7. M. Freedman, C. Nayak and K. Shtengel, "Extended Hubbard model with ring exchange: a route to a non-Abelian topological phase", Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 066401 (2005), preprint: cond-mat/0312273.
  8. M. Freedman, C. Nayak, K. Shtengel, K. Walker, and Z. Wang, "A Class of P, T-Invariant Topological Phases of Interacting Electrons", Ann. Phys. 310, 428 (2004), preprint: cond-mat/0307511.

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