Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
and Director, Institute for Theoretical Sciences
Univ. Diploma, Roland Eötvös University, Hungary, 1991
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996
Personal page: http://www.nd.edu/~bjanko
Address: NSH 310
Fundamentally new behavior has been documented in recent years in electronic systems showing strong correlation and extreme confinement. The condensed matter theory group led by Prof. Jankó is actively participating in several major developments of this field, such as (i) spin control, manipulation and transport (spintronics), (ii) nanoscale superconductivity and magnetism in metallic and semiconductor quantum dots and quantum wires, and (iii) novel superconductivity (MgB2, high temperature superconductors) and magnetism (diluted magnetic semiconductors). Our theory projects within spintronics and nanoscience are performed parallel to and in close collaboration with the experimental research effort of our Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT). This team, led by Professor Jankó, brings together researchers from four institutions (Notre Dame, Argonne National Lab, University of Illinois-Chicago and Duke University), with complementary expertise in superconductivity, magnetism and semiconductor science and technology. Within the NIRT project our research focuses on hybrid materials, such as the submicron-patterned superconductor-diluted magnetic semiconductor bi-layers. These structures are excellent candidates for hosting spin polarized, Zeeman localized electronic states which in turn could function as building blocks for spintronics applications. Our research is supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“Zeeman-splitting induced bound states in diluted magnetic semicondutors.” M. Berciu and B. Jankó, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90 (24): Art. No. 246804 JUN 20 2003.
“Ga1-xMnxAs: A frustrated ferromagnet,” G. Zarand and B. Jankó, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89 art. no. 047201 (2002).
“Electronic structure of multiquantum giant vortex states in mesoscopic superconducting disks,” K. Tanaka, I. Robel and B. Jankó, P NATL ACAD SCI USA 99, 5233-5236 (2002).
“Ratchet effect in vortex dynamics: Reducing vortex densities in superconductors,” C.S. Lee, B. Jankó, I. Derényi, and A.-L. Barabási, Nature 400, 337-340 (1999).
Honors and Awards
- 2003 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow
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