Researcher biography

Dr Peter Jacobson's research interests are: Scanning Probe Microscopy (STM/AFM), Single Atom Magnetism, Kondo Physics, 2D Materials, Oxide Surfaces, and Molecular Machines.

He received his PhD from Tulane University (New Orleans) in 2012. Before coming to UQ in June 2019, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Stuttgart, Germany), TU Wien (Vienna, Austria), and Uni Graz (Graz, Austria).

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At UQ, his work is focused on improving the fabrication processes for superconducting quantum devices. The centrepiece of his laboratory is a new low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope (LT STM/AFM) which allows devices to be probed and manipulated on the atomic scale. If you are interested in seeing single atoms or molecules and how this information can help make better devices, just drop by my office or send me an email!

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