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Ashoori awarded $1.7 million grant by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Physics professor studying 'time domain capacitance spectroscopy.'
MIT News Office
February 16, 2012
Professor of Physics Raymond Ashoori has been awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which will support further development and enhancement of a novel condensed matter physics measurement technique known as "time domain capacitance spectroscopy."
The technique provides unprecedented high-resolution measurements of low dimensional electron systems. The increased sensitivity in instrument capabilities, combined with an attractive postdoctoral fellowship program, will allow scientists to, for the first time, achieve temperature limited energy resolution in the milliKelvin regime, expand the use of the method to other materials beyond gallium arsenide, and characterize individual electrons.
The Palo Alto-based Moore Foundation seeks to advance environmental conservation and scientific research around the world.