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ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) - The Swinburne Perspective

A/Professor Jeff Davis and A/Professor Chris Vale

Centre for Quantum and Optical Science, Swinburne University of Technology


Reducing energy use is a grand challenge facing modern society. Within FLEET we aim to address this challenge by building on the new science of 2D materials, topological insulators and polariton condensates to realise resistance-free electronic phenomena at room temperature, which can form the basis of integrated electronics technology with ultra-low energy consumption. Swinburne will host two research programs studying dynamically driven dissipationless systems as a testbed for the fundamental science that will make these devices possible. Ultracold gases of Fermi atoms confined to 2D will test new theoretical concepts based on topological and non-equilibrium processes that allow dissipationless transport. Ultrafast laser pulses will be used to dynamically control the band structure of 2D materials, enabling topological insulator states to be dynamically created, probed and controlled. Both cold-atoms and solid state researchers will work together to achieve our ambitious goals.



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