Vibronic exciton-phonon states observed in van der Waals heterojunction photodiodes


At atomic and sub-atomic scales, quantum mechanics describes reality. The theory of quantum mechanics is among the most successful scientific theories, exhibiting not one single contradiction in nearly a century since its inception. Yet, when atoms are combined to form highly complex structures - such as synthetic quantum materials or biological macro-molecules - the connection between microscopic phenomena and emergent macroscopic behaviors is lost. Indeed, hierarchical complexity defies a unified physical description. Gabor Research Laboratories aim to discover new phenomena - both quantum and classical - that may arise within and at the interface between quantum condensed matter and complex biological systems. As scientists at the boundary of physics and biology, we have a unique opportunity to unite our understanding of quantum mechanics with the complex and diverse biophysical properties and behaviors of life.


Sep. 18, 2023: Mapping the intrinsic photocurrent streamlines through micromagnetic heterostructure devices
A paper by David Mayes, Farima Farahmand, Max Grossnickle, and Professor Gabor on mapping intrinsic photocurrent streamlines has been published by PNAS.
Aug. 24, 2023: Esat has passed his advancement to candidacy exam!
Congratulations Esat!!
Aug. 01, 2023: Jed successfully defends thesis!
Jed has defended his doctoral thesis.
May. 04, 2023: Nature's search for a quiet place
Jedediah Kistner-Morris, Benjamin Stewart, and Professor Gabor published a paper in Physics Today! The predominance of green terrestrial plants stems from chlorophyll's absorbance wavelengths. Those spectral selections ensure consistent energy harvesting and avoid photo-oxidative stress.
Sep. 30, 2022: David has passed his advancement to candidacy exam!
Congratulations David!!
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