Recent activity has focused on studying:
(1) The mechanism of extraordinary optical transmission (EOT) through sub-wavelength holes in thin noble metal films (T. W. Ebbesen et al., Nature 391, 667 (1998)), using Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) with highly focuses electron beams.(see Refs.1,3,4 in the selected publications).
Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) in a monochromated transmission electron microscope is applied to probe standing-wave-like cavity modes hybridized with surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) in rectangular submicron slits in a thin gold film. Coupling of hybridized SPP-cavity modes between two adjacent slits is studied by systematically varying the width of the metal bar d that separates the two slits. Measurements on two-slit systems with different slit lengths L and fixed width d reveal energy shifts and mode splitting of the fundamental SPP cavity mode which can be generally described as a function of a dimensionless scaling parameter L/d.
(2) Strong type-II superconductivity, discovered recently on the surface of the topological insulator Sb2Te3 (Lukas Zhao et al, nature communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9279 (2015)), focusing in particular on its very unusual superconducting states under high magnetic fields. (see Ref.5 in the selected publications).
Post Doc: James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, 1977-1978. University of California – Santa Barbara, 1979-1980
PhD: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1977
- I. Carmeli, M. A. Itskovsky, Y. Kaufmann, Y. Shaked, S. Richter, T. Maniv, and H. Cohen, “far-and near-field electron beam detection of hybrid cavity-plasmonic modes in gold microholes”, Phys. Rev. B 85, 041405 (R) (2012).
- B. Rosenstein, M. Lewkowicz, and T. Maniv, “Chiral anomaly and strength of the electron-electron interaction in Graphene”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 066602 (2013).
- R. Walther, S. Fritz, E. Muller, R. Schneider, D. Gerthsen, W. Sigle, T. Maniv, H. Cohen, C. Matyssek, and K. Busch, “Coupling of Surface-Plasmon-Polariton-Hybridized Cavity Modes between Submicron Slits in a Thin Gold Film”, ACS Photonics, 3(5), pp 836–843 (2016).
- R. Walther, S. Fritz, E. Muller, R. Schneider, T. Maniv, H. Cohen, C. Matyssek, K. Busch, and D. Gerthsen, “Surface-plasmon-polariton hybridized cavity modes in submicrometer slits in a thin Au film”, Phys. Rev. B 93, 245417 (2016).
- V. Zhuravlev, Wenye Duan, and T. Maniv, “Self-consistent Bogoliubov de Gennes theory of the vortex lattice state in a two-dimensional strong type-II superconductor at high magnetic fields”, arXiv:1607.02021v1 [cond-mat.supr-con] 7 Jul 2016, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.