Physics for Nanotechnology and Information Processing
Professor Privman's main contributions in this field have
been in developing and evaluating approaches to utilize semiconductor
heterostructures and quantum wells, based on the silicon-chip device
technology, for quantum information processing (quantum computing).
(See Figure 1.) He has also worked in modeling electron transport
of relevance to single-quantum measurement and control.
The new developing subjects of quantum computation and information,
quantum cryptography, spintronics, and novel uses of semiconductor
and laser technology in nanosize applications, fit within the national
nanotechnology initiative. Professor Privman has received funding
from the US Army Research Office and National Science Foundation.
He also received a research program start-up award, jointly with
CAMP Professors Ahmadi and Cheng, from the Semiconductor Research