Materials Science Division; Bldg. 223
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave.
Argonne, IL 60439
Dr. Matveev works on the theory of electronic transport in nanostructures. Nanoscale physics is a new area of research which studies various phenomena in very small conductors, with sizes below 1 micron. The interest in electronic properties of small conductors is strongly stimulated by the rapid progress of computer technology, where the transistor size shrank steadily in order to increase the processing speed and device density. The physics of mesoscopic conductors is very different from that of larger systems. First of all, the sizes of mesoscopic samples are so small that the quantum interference of electrons scattering off of impurities becomes essential and gives rise to a number of new phenomena. Secondly, the interactions between the electrons in small systems become stronger and often affect the flow of electrons dramatically. The interactions lead to a number of fascinating new phenomena, such as Coulomb blockade, which is interesting from both a fundamental point of view as a new way to observe the discreteness of charge, and as a new principle for building ultrasmall computer logic circuits.
Studies in Physics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
- June 1988
Graduation with Honors. Diploma thesis title: Inelastic tunneling across thin amorphous films. Supervisor: Prof. A. I. Larkin.
Post Graduate, Institute of Solid State Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka. Supervisor: Prof. D. E. Khmelnitskii.
- May 1991
Ph. D. from the Institute of Solid State Physics. Thesis title: Effects of disorder and electron-electron interactions in tunnel microjunctions. Supervisor: Prof. A. I. Larkin.
Research Associate, Institute of Solid State Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, USSR.
Research Associate, Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Associate Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.
Visiting professor, RIKEN, Wako, Japan.
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship.