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  • Exploring intersubbands in 2D materials 

    Schmidt, Peter, 1989- (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-04-16)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are semiconducting layered materials that can be isolated up to the limit of a single atomic layer. Next to graphene, they are some of the most intensively studied materials within ...
  • Exact diagonalization studies of quantum simulators 

    Raventós Ribera, David (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-04-15)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Understand and tame complex quantum mechanical systems to build quantum technologies is one of the most important scientific endeavour nowadays. In this effort, Atomic, molecular and Optical systems have clearly played a ...
  • Local temperature and correlations in quantum many-body systems 

    Hernández Santana, Senaida (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-04-12)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Quantum Mechanics was established as the theory of the microscopic world, which allowed to understand processes in atoms and molecules. Its emergence led to a new scientific paradigm that quickly spread to different research ...
  • Quantifying randomness from Bell nonlocality 

    Bourdoncle, Boris (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-02-13)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The twentieth century was marked by two scientific revolutions. On the one hand, quantum mechanics questioned our understanding of nature and physics. On the other hand, came the realisation that information could be treated ...
  • New lab-on-a-chip strategies for enantio-selective and non-diffusion-limited biosensing 

    García Guirado, Jose María (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-10-30)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The race for fast and small that drives nowadays society has also reached the field of biosensing. Looking for efficient and cost effective biosensors for applications including screening and treatment monitoring, biomolecular ...
  • Picosecond, high-repetition-rate, optical parametric sources from the ultraviolet to the deep-infrared 

    Canals Casals, Josep (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-10-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    High-power, high-repetition-rate coherent picosecond sources with high beam quality are of great interest for many scientific and technological applications. For example, coherent sources at the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum ...
  • Levitodynamics toward force nano-sensors in vacuum 

    Ricci, Francesco, 1987- (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-02-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Levitodynamics addresses the levitation and manipulation of micro- and nanoresonators with the purpose of studying their dynamics. This emerging field has attracted much attention over the last few years owing to unprecedented ...
  • Quantitative nanoscale imaging of synaptic protein organization 

    Laparra Cuervo, Lara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-03-28)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The arrival of super-resolution techniques has driven researchers to explore biological areas that were unreachable before. Such techniques not only allowed the improvement of spatial resolution in images but also the ...
  • Bell inequalities for device-independent protocols 

    Salavrakos, Alexia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-03-26)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The technological era that we live in is sometimes described as the Information Age. Colossal amounts of data are generated every day and considerable effort is put into creating technologies to process, store and transmit ...
  • Simulation and bulk detection of topological phases of matter 

    Maffei, Maria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-01-29)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Differently from the majority of the other phases of matter, which are characterized by local order parameters, the topological phases are characterized by integer or semi-integer numbers, the topological invariants, which ...
  • Controlling the multipolar interference of nanoantennas 

    Hancu, Ion Michael (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-01-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The emission and detection of light is a main pillar of both fundamental research and the advancement of modern technologies. From digital communications and quantum computing to novel cancer treatments and faded jeans, ...
  • Novel nonlinear frequency conversion sources in the mid-infrared 

    Wei, Junxiong (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-12-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The goal of this thesis has been the development of a new class of advanced solid-state photonic sources for the mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectral regions, where there exists a severe shortage of practical coherent laser ...

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