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Exploring bound states in the continuum in graphene via NRG and DFT approaches

Grant number: 15/26655-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Luiz Nunes de Oliveira
Grantee:Luiz Henrique Bugatti Guessi
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/10582-0 - Non-equilibrium phenomena in two-channel Kondo problem, BE.EP.DR


We will study the formation of bound states in the continuum (BICs) in graphene-adatom systems. Preliminary results obtained by the student and collaborators have identified such bound states in a special configuration, consisting of two adatoms symmetrically positioned with respect to a graphene sheet, one of them directly above and the other directly below the center of a carbon hexagon. For two adatoms positioned directly above and below a carbon atom, additional workby the student and his coworkers has identified a quantum phase transition. Motivated by the success of these preliminary studies, we plan to further investigate the properties of the system on the basis of a Density-Functional study complemented by numerical renormalization-group computations. We expect the project to yield deeper understanding of the physics of adsorption and of the formation of BICs. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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GUESSI, L. H.; DESSOTTI, F. A.; MARQUES, Y.; RICCO, L. S.; PEREIRA, G. M.; MENEGASSO, P.; DE SOUZA, M.; SERIDONIO, A. C. Encrypting Majorana fermion qubits as bound states in the continuum. Physical Review B, v. 96, n. 4 JUL 13 2017. Web of Science Citations: 10.
DESSOTTI, F. A.; RICCO, L. S.; MARQUES, Y.; GUESSI, L. H.; YOSHIDA, M.; FIGUEIRA, M. S.; DE SOUZA, M.; SODANO, PASQUALE; SERIDONIO, A. C. Unveiling Majorana quasiparticles by a quantum phase transition: Proposal of a current switch. Physical Review B, v. 94, n. 12 SEP 16 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.
Academic Publications
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GUESSI, Luiz Henrique Bugatti. Linear and non-linear transport properties of quantum-dot devices. 2021. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC/BT) São Carlos.

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