Martin E. Huber
, professor of physics, has returned from his Fulbright-funded sabbatical in Israel. While there he worked with colleagues on superconducting quantum interference devices – or SQUIDs – to measure atomic-scale magnetic vortices.
Two papers on this work have been submitted to Nano Letters and Nature Physics.
Huber's collaboration with Professor Eli Zeldov, of the Weizmann Institute of Science, developed over the past several years, beginning when they met at Stanford University during their last sabbaticals.
Prior to this year, this work could only be performed in Israel.
At the end of this sabbatical, Huber and Zeldov's group devised a method to transport the delicate nanoSQUIDs to his Denver laboratory. This technique allows Huber's nanoSQUID research to advance in his own lab, and involving his own students, on a continuing basis.
In Huber's other research program, a collaborative work among over a dozen institutions in the search for dark matter, his National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal for continuing local work was selected from among a very competitive field of applicants.
The collaboration's proposal for a new experiment, SuperCDMS SNOLAB, also was approved by the NSF and U.S. Department of Energy for construction in the coming years. Huber will conduct work related to the development and construction of this experiment at CU Denver through additional, project-specific funding.