Fig. 1 [Reprinted Reprinted with permission from AAAS © 2015: J. Park, et al., "3D structure of individual nanocrystals in solution by electron microscopy," Science 349: 6245 (17 July 2015) DOI: 10.1126/science.aab1343.]
Norman Yao (PhD 2014) has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular or Optical Physics (the DAMOP Thesis Prize) for his PhD dissertation.
Yao’s prize winning thesis, Topology, Localization, and Quantum Information in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Systems, was motivated by the interface between atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics, condensed matter, and quantum information science that has recently led to the development of new insights and tools that bridge the gap between macroscopic quantum behavior and detailed microscopic intuition.
Figure 1.8: Properties of the Rashba energy spectrum. Panel a) Portion of the energy spectrum of a Hamiltonian containing a Rashba interaction (1.10). Panel b) The Fermi contours relative to the Hamiltonian (1.10), the spin states are indicated. Panel c) section of the energy spectrum for a free electron. Panel d) section of the energy spectrum for an electron in presence of a magnetic field ( Zeeman slitting). Panel e) section of the energy spectrum for an electron in presence of Rashba spin-orbit in teraction. [From D. Bercioux, Spin-Dependent Transport in Nanostructures.
Fig 1: AF (left) and Kekulé VBS states of bilayer graphene. The blue (red) lines indicate the honeycomb lattice of the top (bottom) layer. The ellipses in the VBS state denote the links between the top and bottom layers which are equivalently distorted with respect to the parent lattice*. [Copyright 2015 by the American Physical Society]
Fluorescence image of atoms in a single layer of a cubic lattice obtained using Raman sideband cooling. The filling fraction in the center of the cloud is 40%. Approximately 750 photons per atom are collected during a 1.9 s exposure. The color bar is in arbitrary units*. [Copyright 2015 by the American Physical Society]