Sergey Frolov

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2005

I am an experimentalist in the field of condensed matter physics. I study electrical properties of nanometre-size objects. As we find ways  to shrink one, two or all three dimensions of a solid, insights into how nature works on the scale of single electrons get uncovered. Along come prospects of smaller, faster and fundamentally different electronic devices. A spin computer or a quantum computer are examples. Nanofabrication makes it possible to attach electrodes to individual molecules or build artificial atoms. Novel materials such as graphene and semiconductor nanowires contribute previously unattainable properties to our toolbox. At TU Delft I investigate spin physics in nanowire quantum dots and superconductivity induced in semiconductors. In 2012 I move to the University of Pittsburgh, where I am now building a low temperature quantum transport laboratory.

Most Cited Publications: 
  1. "Signatures of Majorana Fermions in Hybrid Superconductor-Semiconductor Nanowire Devices," V. Mourik, K. Zuo, S. M. Frolov, S. R. Plissard, E. P. A. M. Bakkers, L. P. Kouwenhoven, Science 25, 1003 (2012)
  2. "Spin–orbit qubit in a semiconductor nanowire," S. Nadj-Perge, S. M. Frolov, E. P. A. M. Bakkers & L. P. Kouwenhoven, Nature 468, 1084 (2010)
  3. "New perspectives for Rashba spin–orbit coupling," A. Manchon, H. C. Koo, J. Nitta, S. M. Frolov & R. A. Duine, Nature Materials 14, 871 (2015)
  4. "Spectroscopy of Spin-Orbit Quantum Bits in Indium Antimonide Nanowires," S. Nadj-Perge, V. S. Pribiag, J. W. G. van den Berg, K. Zuo, S. R. Plissard, E. P. A. M. Bakkers, S. M. Frolov, and L. P. Kouwenhoven, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 166801 (2012)
  5. "Measurement of the current-phase relation of superconductor/ferromagnet/superconductor π Josephson junctions," S. M. Frolov, D. J. Van Harlingen, V. A. Oboznov, V. V. Bolginov, and V. V. Ryazanov, Phys. Rev. B 70, 144505 (2004)
Recent Publications: 
  1. "Supercurrent interference in few-mode nanowire Josephson junctions," Kun Zuo, Vincent Mourik, Daniel B. Szombati, Bas Nijholt, David J. van Woerkom, Attila Geresdi, Jun Chen, Viacheslav P. Ostroukh, Anton R. Akhmerov, Sebastién R. Plissard, Diana Car, Erik P. A. M. Bakkers, Dmitry I. Pikulin, Leo P. Kouwenhoven, Sergey M. FrolovarXiv:1706.03331
  2. "Magnetic field evolution of spin blockade in Ge/Si nanowire double quantum dots," A. Zarassi, Z. Su, J. Danon, J. Schwenderling, M. Hocevar, B. M. Nguyen, J. Yoo, S. A. Dayeh, and S. M. Frolov, Phys. Rev. B 95, 155416 (2017)
  3. "Nanoscale guiding and shaping of indium droplets," Maciej Dąbrowski, Yanan Dai, Moïra Hocevar, Sergey Frolov, and Hrvoje Petek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 261602 (2016)
  4. "Ballistic quantum transport through Ge/Si core/shell nanowires," D. Kotekar-Patil, B.-M. Nguyen, J. Yoo, S. A. Dayeh, S. M. Frolov, arXiv:1611.02722
  5. "Andreev Molecules in Semiconductor Nanowire Double Quantum Dots," Zhaoen Su, Alexandre B. Tacla, Moïra Hocevar, Diana Car, Sébastien R. Plissard, Erik P.A.M. Bakkers, Andrew J. Daley, David Pekker, Sergey M. Frolov, arXiv:1611.00727

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