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Lee, M. (author)
This thesis encompasses both applied and fundamental studies of suspended van der Waals materials. Chapters 1 and 2 give an introduction to the field of 2D materials and some of the critical methods which facilitate the study of the suspended structures. In Chapters 3 and 4 we focus on the applications of graphene in barometric pressure sensors...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Janssen, V.A.E.C. (author)
This thesis describes research into the interaction between electrons and various (pseudo) two-dimensional materials. This research is using two approaches: in Chapters 3 and 4 a low-energy electron microscope is used, and in Chapters 5 and 6 transport properties are studied. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of a two-dimensional material. First,...
doctoral thesis 2020
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de Bruijckere, J. (author)
In this thesis we study charge transport through individual molecules and mainly focus on the properties of molecular spin. We fabricate nanoscale structures for transport measurements and employ the electromigration break-junction technique to realize three-terminal—transistor-like—single-molecule devices. We investigate the spin-related...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Wallucks, A. (author)
Cavity Optomechanics is a field employing optical control over mechanical oscillators with a variety of possible applications for sensing, optical signal processing as well as quantum technologies. Such systems are attractive because they are often fully engineerable and can be tailored to specific applications by allowing a large range of...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Lehner, B. (author)
Bacteria and other microorganisms are known and studied as an essential part of daily life and they are utilized in a variety of fields. This work identifies applications in nanotechnology and space research, using the same bacterium for both: Shewanella oneidensis. The extracellular electron transfer (EET) mechanism situated mainly in the cell...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Papadopoulos, N. (author)
This thesis presents an experimental work on electronic transport in two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals systems. The variety of the physics of the chapters reflects the exploratory character of the Ph.D. study and demonstrates the versatility and the unique properties of some of the members of the vast group of van der Waals materials. In the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Marinkovic, I. (author)
This thesis explores the possibility of controlling the quantum states of high frequency mechanical resonators using infra-red laser pulses. Chapter 1 gives an overview of quantum technologies based on mechanical resonators relevant for this thesis. Chapter 2 provides the basics of the theoretical background of optomechanics. The Hamiltonian...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Stefani, D. (author)
This dissertation concerns transport measurements in single-molecule junctions using the mechanically controlled break junction (MCBJ) technique. It describes various aspects that play a role in charge transport through single molecules, in order to develop the necessary knowledge to ultimately develop electronic devices based on intrinsic...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Pinto Moura, J.P. (author)
Cavity optomechanics studies the interaction between mechanical resonators and optical cavities through radiation pressure forces and aims to harness this interaction for applications in the areas of high precision metrology, tests of fundamental quantum mechanics, or quantum information processing. For the most ambitious of these applications...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Groenendijk, D.J. (author)
In this work, we investigate electronic and magnetic phenomena in thin films and heterostructures of transition metal oxides with strong spin–orbit coupling. Ultrathin films are prepared by pulsed laser deposition, a technique which enables layer-by-layer growth of complex materials on atomically flat crystal surfaces. The properties of these...
doctoral thesis 2019
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RinconVieiraLugarinhoMonteiro, A.M. (author)
The realization of interfaces between different transition metal oxides has heralded a new era of materials and physics research. Notably, it enabled a uniquely diverse set of coexisting physical properties to be combined with an ever-increasing degree of experimental control. The primary focus of this thesis is the celebrated interface between...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Yanai, S. (author)
In this thesis, the microwave detection of mechanically compliant objects is investigated. This starts with a system of a suspended metal drum capacitively coupled to a high impedance microstrip resonator. The mechanical non-linear dissipation of the drums is studied. Next, a suspended nanowire coupled to a CPW resonator is studied. With an...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Dolleman, R.J. (author)
Micro and nanomechanical sensors are indispensable in modern consumer electronics, automotive and medical industries. Gas pressure sensors are currently the most widespread membrane-based micromechanical sensors. By reducing their size, their unit costs and energy consumption drops, making them more attractive for integration in new applications...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Kalff, F.E. (author)
In this thesis, a technique is developed to manipulate individual atoms on an ionic surface, with great precision and at a large scale, to study the quantum mechanical properties of atomic assemblies on the nanoscale.<br/><br/>We use the needle of a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) to approach missing atoms - vacancies - in a chlorine...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Olavarria Contreras, I.J. (author)
This thesis is about measurements of the electrical properties of different families of molecules. The research was focused on fundamental questions of charge transport in organic molecules. With this aim, experiments were performed to shed light on the underlying transport mechanisms. For example, an important ingredient of the work concerned...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Toskovic, R. (author)
Physics at the level of an atom is dominated by laws of quantum mechanics. Often, this is entangled with a high complexity in behavior of the systems at that length scale. Unravelling the properties of a material at the atomic level is, therefore, a challenging task that easily supersedes current computational capabilities. A route to circumvent...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Davidovikj, D. (author)
This thesis revolves around nanomechanical membranes made of suspended two - dimensional materials. Chapters 1-3 give an introduction to the field of 2D-based nanomechanical devices together with an overview of the underlying physics and the measurementtools used in subsequent chapters. The research topics that are discussed can bedivided into...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Mattoni, G. (author)
This thesis is an experimental investigation of the physical properties of different transition metal oxide ultra-thin films. A common feature of these various materials and structures is that they exhibit a solid-state phase transition from a metallic to an insulating state, which is triggered upon changing sample composition, or by varying an...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Cartamil Bueno, S.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Celis Gil, J.A. (author)
Molecular devices are planned as alternative solutions for heat dissipation problems and reliable fabrication of nano-scale devices. However, it also opens up possibilities of combining many other degrees of freedom into functional device design. While they introduce interesting opportunities for study, they also demand a versatile, scalable...
doctoral thesis 2017
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