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Gleb Finkelstein


Professor of Physics

Gleb Finkelstein is an experimentalist interested in physics of quantum nanostructures, such as Josephson junctions and quantum dots made of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and topological materials. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may form a basis for future quantum devices.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Physics
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 093 Physics, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-2523
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  • Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1998
  • B.S. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), 1991

Research Interests

My main research topic is the study of the coexistence of superconductivity and the quantum Hall effect. The highlights of this work include: the first observation of a superconducting current induced in the regime of the quantum Hall effect [F. Amet et al., Science 352, 966, 2016] and the first observation of the chiral Andreev edge states – neutral fermionic excitations formed at the interface of a superconductor and a quantum Hall system – predicted 20 years ago [L. Zhao et al., Nature Physics 16, 862, 2020]. The unique combination of the two of the most robust quantum states – quantum Hall effect and superconductivity – is interesting in its own right; it also promises future applications in quantum information science, e.g. for creation of topologically protected states and excitations. In parallel with this direction, we have been exploring multi-terminal Josephson junctions which we developed in ballistic graphene.  [A. Draelos et al., Nano Letters 19, 1039 (2019)]. 

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow. American Physical Society. 2015
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2003
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. National Science Foundation. 2003
  • Award for excellence in graduate research. Wolf Foundation. 1998
  • Daniel Brener Memorial Prize for Ph.D. studies. Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science. 1996
  • Distinction Prize for M.Sc. studies. Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science. 1993

Courses Taught

  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 509: Quantum Nanophysics
  • PHYSICS 760: Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • PHYSICS 846: Topics in Theoretical Physics

Representative Publications

  • Zhao, L; Iftikhar, Z; Larson, TFQ; Arnault, EG; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Loss and Decoherence at the Quantum Hall-Superconductor Interface., Physical Review Letters, vol 131 no. 17 (2023) [10.1103/physrevlett.131.176604] [abs].
  • Chiles, J; Arnault, EG; Chen, C-C; Larson, TFQ; Zhao, L; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Nonreciprocal Supercurrents in a Field-Free Graphene Josephson Triode., Nano Letters, vol 23 no. 11 (2023), pp. 5257-5263 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c01276] [abs].
  • Arnault, EG; Al-Tawhid, AH; Salmani-Rezaie, S; Muller, DA; Kumah, DP; Bahramy, MS; Finkelstein, G; Ahadi, K, Anisotropic superconductivity at KTaO3(111) interfaces., Science Advances, vol 9 no. 7 (2023) [10.1126/sciadv.adf1414] [abs].
  • Larson, TFQ; Zhao, L; Arnault, EG; Wei, M-T; Seredinski, A; Li, H; Watanabe, K; Tanaguchi, T; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Noise-induced stabilization of dynamical states in a non-Markovian
    (2022) [abs].
  • Zhao, L; Arnault, EG; Larson, TFQ; Iftikhar, Z; Seredinski, A; Fleming, T; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Graphene-Based Quantum Hall Interferometer with Self-Aligned Side Gates., Nano Letters, vol 22 no. 23 (2022), pp. 9645-9651 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c03805] [abs].