The Condensed Matter Theory Group
*** Molecular junctions and thermoelectricity: studying transport of electrons and of heat through single-molecule bridges (e.g. nano-tubes). Finding bounds on the thermoelectric efficiencies. *** Superconducting-insulator transition: studying the way the conductance of hybrid systems are modified as part of the sample goes superconducting. *** Persistent current in metalic rings: Superconducting fluctuations generate persistent currents around rings even above the superconduction temperature, which may be reduced by proximity to normal metals.