Energy Research at the University of Washington

David H Cobden

Energy Research Area: Physics of nanocarbon and of transition metal oxides on the nanoscale

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

We study the basic physics of new materials that may have applications in energy generation and harvesting devices. A combination of transport and microscopy techniques are used to investigate phenomena occurring in devices made with carbon nanotubes and with nanowires of various materials.

Phenomena of interest include quantum dots, quantum point contacts, metallic and semiconducting quantum wires, quantum interference, quantum Hall effect, hopping, zero-bias anomalies, nonlinear coefficients and instabilities, spin blockade, Fermi-edge singularity, Kondo resonances, charge pumping, Luttinger liquid behavior, strong correlation effects and metal-insulator transitions, circular photovoltaic effects, commensurate-incommensurate phase transitions, nanomechanical resonance, adsorption, and coupling of adsorbates to electrons.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.