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Department of Physics and
Frederick Seitz Materials
Research Laboratory
104 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
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Department of Physics

Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Mason Group

at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Our research focuses on transport in nanoscale and mesoscopic systems—particularly carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, nanostructured superconductors, and topological insulators. These systems often exhibit new properties due to confinement and strong electron correlations. Improved understanding of such systems has ramifications for subjects from high-temperature superconductivity to quantum computing. Our experiments connect unique materials, nanoscale structures, and electron correlations to novel fabrication and low-temperature measurements. Major current research thrusts include studying 1) electron interactions in CNTs, 2) superconducting proximity effects in CNTs, graphene, and Nb/Au nanopatterned bilayers, 3) tunneling spectroscopy of graphene and CNTs, and 4) electromechanical behavior of graphene.

Nadya Mason (left) and her research group at the University of Illinois