Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy

The Sanchez-Yamagishi lab seeks to discover new funky quantum behaviors for electrons that have no counterpart in the world of classical physics. Their strategy is to design strange landscapes for the electrons to live in and then observe how they behave and interact with their neighbors. To accomplish this, they use advanced nanofabrication techniques as well as electronic, optical, and magnetic characterization methods. Their favorite electron playground is 2-dimensional layered materials, where electrons are naturally confined into a 2-dimensional plane and quantum effects are more apparent. They also explore the use of quantum sensors based on spin qubits in diamond as a probe of electronic physics. Their end goal is to invent new useful quantum devices that manipulate charge, light, heat, spin, and information.

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310D Frederick Reines Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697



Professor William J. Evans, Director

Please email Ms. Jenise Shourds

164 Rowland Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-4675