Amir Yacoby is interested in understanding the behaviour of low-dimensional systems and their applications to quantum information technology.
His research topics include spin based quantum computing and metrology, using semiconducting quantum dots and colour centres in diamond; topological quantum computing, using HgCdTe quantum wells and fractional quantum Hall states; and interacting electrons in graphene multilayers. Previously, Yacoby developed new techniques to explore electrical conduction in quantum wires. He was the first to observe spin-charge separation, a hallmark of Luttinger liquids.
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014
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