Professor Heiman's research group focuses on several challenging and technologically important areas:
► Topological Insulators (BiTeSe, SnTe)
► Heusler magnetic semiconductors (Mn2CoAl)
► Spintronic materials and devices
► Resistive switching in oxides
► Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth
The group's experimental tools include MBE apparatus, magnetotransport and magneto-optics up to 14 tesla, SEM, and SQUID magnetometer.
NANOELECTRONICS & NANOMAGNETICS GROUP
Prof. Don Heiman, Prof. Laura H. Lewis
Electronic Materials Institute Prof. Sri Sridhar
Nanomaterials Instrument Facility Prof. Don Heiman
Prof. Don Heiman
Birth of Nanoscience
In Richard Feynman΄s 1959 address
to the American Physical Society
"There΄s Plenty of Room at the Bottom"
He envisioned and challenged listeners,
* "sequence the bases in the DNA"
* computers with wires "10 to 100 atoms in diameter"
* a microscope that could "see the individual atoms"
* "systems involving the quantized energy levels"
or the "interactions of quantized spins"