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Quantum transport in Dirac metal and fluid based on HgTe quantum wells

Grant number: 16/50319-1
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2017 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Cooperation agreement: University of Manchester
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal researcher:Gennady Gusev
Grantee:Gennady Gusev
Principal researcher abroad: Vladmir Falko
Institution abroad: University of Manchester, England
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/16191-5 - The research in new materials involving high magnetic fields and low temperatures, AP.TEM


The objective of the project is to study experimentally electron transport in Dirac fermions based on HgTe well. The main goals of this research could be outlines as follows: 1. Zeroth Landau level quantum Hall State in single Dirac cone system. 2. Thermal conductivity and the thermopower of Dirac metals and fluids: the validity of Mott's formula and of the Wiedemann-Franz law. The present research project assumes development and implementation of new methods of studies of electron a thermal transport of Dirac fermions. The project is focused on the fundamental physics, so its primary goals are: search for new physical phenomena, extension of the knowledge in the field, and experimental verification of the existing theories. The practical benefits of the project depend on possible applications of quantum wells in thermopower generation. (AU)