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Cristina Bena

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA

Institution web page: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu
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Born: 1977

Interests: solid state physics, Luttinger liquids, carbon nanotubes, superconductivity, spin transport

Details:
1996-1999 B.A. in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
1999-present - Ph.D. student at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Electrical properties of one-dimensional systems, Luttinger liquids, carbon nanotubes, quantum wires
- charge fractionalization,
- shot noise,
- Luttinger liquids in contact with superconductors.

2. Spin transport in one-dimensional systems and in semiconductors.

Selected publications:
• C. Bena, S. Vishveshwara, L. Balents, M. P. A. Fisher. Measuring Fractional Charge in Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Statistical Physics, 103, p. 429, 2001.


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