Prof. Juan Carlos Cuevas

Theoretical Nanophysics @ UAM

Role of impurity-substrate hybridization in YSR states

Our work on the role of the impurity-substrate hybridization in Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states was published today in Communications Physics. This is the result of a collaboration with the experimental group of Christian R. Ast and Klaus Kern (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart), the theory groups of Joachim Ankerhold (University of Ulm), and my department colleague Alfredo Levy Yeyati. Read more ...

Backbone DNA conduction

Our work on the backbone charge transport in double-stranded DNA was published online today in Nature Nanotechnology. This is the result of a collaboration with the experimental groups of Danny Porath (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Alexander Kotlyar (Tel Aviv University), and the theory groups of Spiros S. Skourtis (University of Cyprus), Vikram Gavini (University of Michigan), and my colleague Linda A. Zotti (University of Seville). Read more ...

Tunneling between superconducting bound states

Our work on the tunneling between superconducting bound states at the atomic limit was published online today in Nature Physics. This is the result of a collaboration with the experimental group of Christian R. Ast and Klaus Kern (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart), the theory group of Joachim Ankerhold (University of Ulm), and my department colleague Alfredo Levy Yeyati. Read more ...

Josephson effect at the atomic scale

Our work on the Josephson effect in a high transmission atomic contact was published today in Communications Physics. This is the result of a collaboration with the experimental group of Christian R. Ast and Klaus Kern (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart), the theory groups of Joachim Ankerhold (University of Ulm) and Wolfgang Belzig (University of Konstanz), and my department colleague Alfredo Levy Yeyati. Read more ...

Quantum geometric tensor and topological Josephson matter

Our work on microwave spectroscopy and the quantum geometric tensor of topological Josephson matter was published today in Physical Review Letters. This is the result of a collaboration with the theory group of Wolfgang Belzig (University of Konstanz). Read more ...

Dynamical Coulomb blockade as a local probe for quantum transport

Our work on the use of the dynamical Coulomb blockade as a local probe for quantum transport was published today in Physical Review Letters. This is the result of a collaboration with the experimental group of Christian R. Ast and Klaus Kern (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart), the theory groups of Fabian Pauly (University of Augsburg), Joachim Ankerhold (University of Ulm) and Wolfgang Belzig (University of Konstanz), and my department colleague Alfredo Levy Yeyati. Read more ...

Protein junction as a current switch

Our work showing that a protein junction can behave as a current switch has been highlighted in a cover in Angewandte Chemie. This work resulted from a collaboration with David Cahen's group (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and Carlos Romero-Muñiz and Linda Zotti at UAM.

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Thermal radiation from subwavelength objects

My comment on the thermal radiation of subwavelength objects has been published in Nature Communications. Read more ...

Víctor Fernández-Hurtado awarded by GEFES

Víctor Fernández-Hurtado has been awarded by GEFES with the prize for the Best Theoretical Doctoral Thesis in Condensed Matter Physics 2018. Read more ...

Our popular science book now available

Our popular science book (in Spanish) "Las ideas que cambiaron el mundo" is now available for sale. Find all the details about it in: Las ideas que cambiaron el mundo. Read more ...

Review article on radiative heat transfer

Our review on radiative heat transfer is now available in ACS Photonics. Read more ...

Super-Planckian far-field radiative heat transfer between 2D materials

Our work on the super-Planckian far-field radiative heat transfer between 2D materials has been published today in ACS Photonics. This is a result of a collaboration with our department colleagues Antonio I. Fernández-Domínguez, Johannes Feist, and Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal. This contribution is part of the thesis work of Víctor Fernández-Hurtado. Read more ...

Resonant tunneling in protein junctions

Our work on the electron transport through Azurin monolayers has been published in PNAS. Read more ...

Nature Nano cover February issue

Our work on Peltier cooling in molecular junctions has been featured in the cover of the February issue of Nature Nanotechnology. Read more ...

The birth of Anisotropic Thermal Magnetoresistance

Our work on Anisotropic Thermal Magnetoresistance has been published in ACS Photonics. Read more ...

Super-Planckian far-field radiative heat transfer

Our new work on the super-Planckian far-field radiative heat transfer has been published today in Physical Review B. This is a result of a collaboration with our department colleagues Antonio I. Fernández-Domínguez, Johannes Feist, and Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal. This contribution is part of the thesis work of Víctor Fernández-Hurtado. Read more ...

Peltier cooling in molecular junctions

Our new work on Peltier cooling in molecular junctions was published today in Nature Nanotechnology. This is again a result of our collaboration with Pramod Reddy and Edgar Meyhofer (University of Michigan) and our department colleague Linda A. Zotti. Read more ...

2nd edition of "Molecular Electronics" now available

The second edition of our book "Molecular Electronics: An Introduction to Theory and Experiment" published by World Scientific Publishers is now available. Read more ...

Radiative heat transfer between Si metasurfaces

Our work on the radiative heat transfer between Si metasurfaces was published today in Physical Review Letters. Read more ...

Science perspective

A Perspective about our paper on thermal conductance of atomic contacts was published today by Dvira Segal in Science. Read more ...

Quantized thermal transport in single-atom junctions

Our new work on quantized thermal transport in single-atom junctions was published today in Science. This is the result of my collaboration with Pramod Reddy and Edgar Meyhofer (University of Michigan) and Fabian Pauly and Peter Nielaba (University of Konstanz). This contribution was possible due to the hard work of several brilliant PhD students and post-docs: Longji Cui, Wonho Jeong, and Sunghoon Hur (University of Michigan), and Manuel Matt and Jan Klöckner (University of Konstanz). Read more ...

Radiative heat transfer in the extreme near-field regime

Our new work on radiative heat transfer in the extreme near-field regime was published today in Nature Communications. This is again a result of our collaboration with Pramod Reddy and Edgar Meyhofer (University of Michigan) and our department colleagues Johannes Feist and Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal (Nanophotonics Group, UAM). This contribution is part of the thesis work of Víctor Fernández-Hurtado. Read more ...

Review on proximity superconductivity

 "The Oxford Handbook of Small Superconductors" was published by Oxford University Press. I have contributed to this monograph with a chapter on Proximity Superconductivity with my colleagues Dimitri Roditchev, Tristan Cren, and Christophe Brun of the Group of Spectroscopy of Novel Quantum States (Institut des Nanosciences de Paris and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris). Read more ...

Blanca Caballero successfully defended her thesis

Blanca Caballero successfully defended her thesis on the "Theoretical description of wave propagation in magnetoplasmonic nanostructures".
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News and Views in Nature Photonics

A News and Views about our paper on extreme near-field radiative heat transfer [Nature 528, 387 (2015)] was published today by editor of Nature Photonics David Pile. Read more ...

Hybrid nanohole arrays as plasmonic sensors

Our work on hybrid nanohole arrays as plasmonic sensors with Blanca Caballero and A. García-Martín (IMM-CSIC, Madrid) has been published online in ACS Photonics. Read more ...

Extreme near-field radiative heat transfer

Our work with our colleagues Pramod Reddy and Edgar Meyhofer (University of Michigan) and our department colleagues Johannes Feist and Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal (Nanophotonics Group, UAM) on the radiative heat transfer in the extreme near field has been published in Nature. Read more ...

Longitudinal MOKE in a 2D magneto-plasmonic crystal

Our work on the longitudinal MOKE in a 2D magneto-plasmonic crystal with the experimental group of Paolo Vavassori (CIC nanoGUNE, Donostia) has been published in ACS Photonics. Read more ...

The birth of thermal magnetronics

Our work on the magnetic field dependence of the near-field radiative heat transfer has been published in Physical Review B. Read more ...

Single-molecule rectification

Our work on single-molecule rectification with the group of Nicolás Agraït's group (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) been published online in Nanotechnology. Read more ...

News and Views on single-molecule rectification

My News and Views on Latha Venkataraman's work on single-molecule rectification has been published online in Nature Nanotechnology. Read more ...

The discovery of proximity Josephson vortices

Our work with my colleagues Dimitri Roditchev, Tristan Cren, Christophe Brun and his coworkers in the Group of Spectroscopy of Novel Quantum States (Institut des Nanosciences de Paris and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris) has been published in Nature Physics. Read more ...

Enhancement of near-field radiative heat transfer in thin films

Our work with our colleagues Pramod Reddy and Edgar Meyhofer (University of Michigan) and our department colleagues Johannes Feist and Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal (Nanophotonics Group, UAM) on the near field radiative heat transfer in dielectric thin films has been published in Nature Nanotechnology. Read more ...

Thermopower of metallic atomic-size contacts

Our work with Nicolás Agraït's group (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and our colleagues Manuel Matt, Fabian Pauly, and Peter Nielaba (University of Konstanz) on the thermopower of metallic atomic-size contacts has been published in Nano Letters. Read more ...

Long-range transport through single G4-DNA molecules

Our work with, among others, Danny Porath's group (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Alexander Kotlyar's group (Tel Aviv University) on the long-range transport through single G4-DNA molecules has been published in Nature Nanotechnology. Read more ...

Proximity effect between two superconductors

Our work with our colleagues of the Group of Spectroscopy of Novel Quantum States (Institut des Nanosciences de Paris and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris) has been published in Physical Review X. Read more ...

A current-driven single-atom memory

Our work on single-atom memories with our colleagues in the University of Konstanz (Christian Schirm, Manuel Matt, Fabian Pauly, Peter Nielaba and Elke Scheer) has been published online in Nature Nanotechnology. Read more ...

Plasmon-induced conductance enhancement in single-molecule junctions

Our work on plasmon-induced conductance enhancement in single-molecule junctions with the experimental group of Yoram Selzer and coworkers in the University of Tel Aviv and with Marius Buerkle (KIT, Karlsruhe) and Fabian Pauly (University of Konstanz) has been published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Read more ...

Heat dissipation at the atomic scale

Our work on the heat dissipation at the atomic scale with our colleagues in the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) and in the University of Konstanz (Germany) has been published today in Nature: "Heat dissipation in atomic-scale junctions", W. Lee, K. Kim, W. Jeong, L.A. Zotti, F. Pauly, J.C. Cuevas, and P. Reddy, Nature 498, 209 (2013). Read more ...

Proximity Effect in a disordered 2D metal

Our work the proximity effect in a disordered 2D metal with our colleagues of the Group of Spectroscopy of Novel Quantum States (Institut des Nanosciences de Paris and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris) has been published today in Phys. Rev. Lett. Read more ...