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MY RESEARCH IN QUANTUM MECHANICS

I am a theoretical physicist studying quantum mechanics, which is the theory of wave-particle duality. I apply this theory to the motion of electrons in nanometre-sized circuits.

KEYWORDS :
  • quantum thermodynamics
  • thermoelectricity in nanostructures
  • irreversibility in open quantum systems
  • quantum chaos

These fields of research occupy scientists around the world, many of whom I work with. Our objective is to understand the laws of nature at the nanometre-scale. The answers to these questions may be useful for the development of new thermoelectric devices (refrigerators, power supplies, etc) or perhaps one-day for quantum computers.

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AROUND THE WEB

   > My laboratory webpage
   > My papers on arXiv
   > ResearcherID
   > Researchgate

ORGANIZATIONS

   > Société Française de Physique (Alpes)
   > APMST - Parité dans les Sciences

CONTACT INFO

EMAIL: robert.whitney@grenoble.cnrs.fr

TEL: +33 (0)476 88 74 96

Office 131, Maison des Magistères

POSTAL ADDRESS:
Dr Robert S Whitney
LPMMC, Maison des Magistères, CNRS
25 rue des Martyrs, BP166
38042 Grenoble, France

New Review

preprint

Fundamental aspects of steady-state conversion of heat to work at the nanoscale

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Recent News

Nature Commun. (2015)

First experimental observation of
geometric dephasing

Predicted by us in 2005
& observed by Berger et al
in SC qubits

Recent Paper

Physica E (2016)

Thermoelectricity without absorbing energy from the heat sources

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En Français

Actualités de
l'Inst. de Physique

Un bref résumé
de l'une de mes travaux

For Non-Experts

Physics Focus (2014)

Non-technical summary
of my recent work

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