Russian Academy of Sciences

Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum mesoscopics department

Department head: M.V. Feigel’man
19 staff members in the department

Theory of mesoscopic quantum systems began to develop rapidly since the mid 1980’s. This system is so large that they can not describe how the individual molecules, but they are not large enough to be applied to them the usual methods of “macroscopic” solid-state physics: quantum-mechanical properties of electrons that make up these systems remain “visible” in their behavior as a whole.

Scientific research

  • Mesoscopic electronic systems
  • Superconducting hybrid structures
  • Quantum phase transitions
  • 2DEG and quantum Hall effect
  • Spintronics
  • Quantum magnetism and topological order
  • Physics of quantum computation