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Michael Zwolak


(Articles on Google Scholar)

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, MS 6203
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone : + 301 975 4258 
Cell : + 541 908 5506 
Fax : + 301 975 5314 
E-mail: mpzwolak {@} gmail {.} com
Work: mpz {@} nist {.} gov

Open Positions

Postdoctoral positions in theoretical nanoscale science

Selected Articles

Reservoir effects in transport Intrinsic thermal conductance, extended reservoir simulations, and Kramers transition rate theory
Kirill Velizhanin, Chih-Chun Chien, Yoni Dubi, Michael Zwolak
arXiv:1312.5422

Topological Schr&oumldinger cats Non-local quantum superpositions of topological defects
Jacek Dziarmaga, Wojciech H. Zurek, Michael Zwolak
Nature Physics 8, 49 (2012)
See also Topological defects: Topology in superposition at Nature Physics
Quantum Darwinism Amplification, Redundancy, and the Quantum Chernoff Information
Michael Zwolak, C. Jess Riedel, and Wojciech H. Zurek
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 140406 (2014)
See also, Quantum Darwinism in a hazy environment, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 110402 (2009)
See also, Redundant imprinting of information in nonideal environments, Phys. Rev. A 81, 062110 (2010)
See also, The rise and fall of redundancy, New Journal of Physics 14, 083010 (2012)
Quantum Darwinism Complementarity of quantum discord and classically accessible information
Michael Zwolak and Wojciech H. Zurek
Scientific Reports 3, 1729 (2013)

Schr&oumldinger Magnet A quantum phase transition in a quantum external field: Superposing two magnetic phases
Marek M. Rams, Michael Zwolak, and Bogdan Damski
Scientific Reports 2, 665 (2012)

Atomic transport Interaction-induced conducting-nonconducting transition of ultra-cold atoms in 1D optical lattices
Chih-Chun Chien, Daniel Gruss, Massimiliano Di Ventra, and Michael Zwolak
New Journal of Physics 15, 063026 (2013)
See also Landauer, Kubo, and microcanonical approaches to quantum transport, arXiv:1403.0511 (2014)
See also Bosonic and fermionic transport phenomena, Phys. Rev. A 85, 041601(R) (2012) - Rapid

DNA thermal transport Driving denaturation - Nanoscale thermal transport as a probe of DNA melting
Kirill Velizhanin, Chih-Chun Chien, Yoni Dubi, and Michael Zwolak
Phys. Rev. E 83, 050906(R) (2011) - Rapid Communications
See also, Tunable Thermal Switching via DNA-Based Nano Devices, Nanotechnology 24, 095704 (2013)

Uncertainty relations Uncertainty relations from simple entropic properties
Patrick J. Coles, Roger Colbeck, Li Yu, and Michael Zwolak
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 210405 (2012)
See also, Relative entropy derivation of the uncertainty principle, arXiv:1105.4865 (2011)
Ion dehydration Quantized ionic conductance in nanopores
Michael Zwolak, Johan Lagerqvist, and Massimiliano Di Ventra
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 128102 (2009)
See also, Dehydration and ionic conductance, J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 22, 454126 (2010)
Read the LabTalk brief at Probing nanoscale physical processes with nanopores
Nanopore methods for sequencing Colloquium: Physical approaches to DNA sequencing and detection
Michael Zwolak and Massimiliano Di Ventra
Reviews of Modern Physics 80, 141 (2008)
See also, Noise effects on sequencing, Biophys. J. 97, 1990 (2009)
Read a "thesis" from Nature Physics: The law of accelerating returns
See also Quantum steps to better sequencing from Nature Nanotechnology
Last Update: Feb. 2014
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