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.


May. 28, 2024: Farima successfully defends thesis!
Farima has defended her doctoral thesis.
May. 14, 2024: Tunable band alignment transition in MoSe2/WS2 bilayers
A paper by Jed Kistner-Morris, Trevor Arp, Farima Farahmand, and Professor Gabor on electric-field tunable type-I to type-II band alignment transitions in MoSe2/WS2 heterobilayers has been published by Nature Communications.
Mar. 08, 2024: Professor Gabor will lead QuVET: A MURI Center for Quantum Vibronics in Energy and Time
The Department of Defense has announced funding for a new Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) to study bioinspired vibronic coherence in molecular and solid-state systems. Read more here
Feb. 15, 2024: The MRS News Podcast interviews Nathan!
Sophia Chen of The MRS Bulletin Materials News Podcast interviews Nathan on our recent work in mapping photocurrent streamlines. Check out the episode on Spotify here
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.
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