A single-ion quantum magnet with characteristics surpassing all previous quantum magnets reported to date (published in PRL 2018). Del Barco’s group and collaborators in Germany have reported an outstanding analogy between the magnetism of “single Fe-atoms” embedded in solid state matrix (Li3N) and conventional molecular magnets.
WHO WE ARE…
An amazing team of students, from high school to graduate level, explore the beauty of Physics of nanoscale systems.
What we do…
Single-electron transistors allow to measure electrical current through an individual molecule 1-2 nanometers in size. This and other exciting projects are currently being performed in our labs.
Our scientific reports…
We continuously update our web in order to disseminate the results from our several research projects. Take a look at the beautiful three-fold symmetric Berry phase patterns in the quantum tunneling of the magnetization in a Mn3 single-molecule magnet and other recent papers from our group.
A group committed to Science Education
We are a dedicated group of scientists at the service of the community. Our group members are constantly involved in outreach activities designed to disseminate scientific research to our future generation of scientists…
An international research team, which includes University of Central Florida Professor Enrique del Barco and Christian A. Nijhuis of the National University of Singapore, has found a way to understand and manipulate the transition of charges in molecular junctions. The results have been published in Nature Nanotechnology.
Del Barco and collaborators at University of Limerick (Ireland) and the National University of Singapore have cracked an important limitation that for nearly 20 years has prevented the practical use of molecular diodes. The results have been published and highlighted in the News & Views of Nature Nanotechnology.
The Department of Physics at UCF and the Graduate Society of Physics Students (GSPS), with the support of the Outreach Program of the GMAG group at the American Physical Society, present “Physics Youth Scholastic and Instructing Camp for Orlando Scientists” (PhYSICOS), a no-cost summer camp for high school students in the Orlando metropolitan area.
Enrique del Barco (group leader)
We have our labs in the Physical Science building at UCF. The main lab (where we run most of our low-temperature measurements) is shown in the picture below. It is arranged around a three-dimensional superconducting vector magnet capable of generating magnetic fields up to 8 … Read more...
At del Barco lab we are strongly committed to the education of young students, especially underrepresented groups of the population. UCF at Orlando is an education center with a strong influence on the high school student population in which a significant portion is speaking Spanish. UCF statistics … Read more...
Online support for our introductory Physics laboratories PHY2048L and PHY2049L. After completion of the basic reform of the old laboratories associated to the calculus-based Physics I and II under the support of our NSF Grant, del Barco and Elena Flitsyan have focused their efforts in a … Read more...