During his time as a PhD student, Piotr helped develop a state of the art ESR-STM capable of probing energies three times of what was demonstrated beforehand. With this STM he studied the effect of microwave radiation on the tunneling processes between two superconductors. Furthermore, he used ESR-STM to investigate the coupling between the electric field in the STM junction and the molecular spins probed in the experiment. His findings demonstrate a new way of controlling atomic spins and he hopes to use these findings to develop an atomic scale quantum computer at QNS. Aside from his research focus, Piotr is interested in spintronics and quantum information processing, and searches for applications where these two are combined.
- PhD in Physics, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
- MSc in Physics, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
- BSc in Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- Graduate Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
- Cooperative Placement Student, Max Planck Institute Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
- Cooperative Placement Student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- P. Kot et al., "Microwave-assisted tunneling and interference effects in superconducting junctions under fast driving signals", Phys. Rev. B. 101 (13), 134507 (2020).
- P. Kot et al., "Band dispersion of graphene with structural defects", Phys. Rev. B. 101 (23), 235116 (2020).
- R. Drost, M. Uhl, P. Kot et al., "Combining electron spin resonance spectroscopy with scanning tunneling microscopy at high magnetic fields", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 93 (4), 043705 (2022).