Markus Kindermann
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Leiden University, 2003

Research Interests

The subject of my research is the physics of nanostructures - very small, but not quite microscopic, man-made devices. Due to advances in the field of nanotechnology, a large variety of such structures recently has become available. Borderline between the world of macroscopic, classical physics and that of the microscopic quantum world, they exhibit an array of interesting, and previously unexplored, phenomena. Typically these phenomena are electrical in nature, but also the mechanical properties of nano-devices can be non-classical. The goal of my research is to contribute to a theoretical understanding of nanostructures. Often the insights gained from such research can be used to predict new interesting effects or to optimize nano-devices for applications such as quantum computing. The challenge as well as the fascination of the theory of systems on the nanoscale derives from an interplay between quantum coherent effects and many-particle interactions.

Other Publications:



1)    Landau Level Splitting in Rotationally Faulted Multilayer Graphene

Hridis K. Pal, E. J. Mele, M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. B (R) in press, arXiv:1311.2560.


2)    Topological crystalline insulator phase in graphene multilayers

M. Kindermann, arXiv:1309.1667.


3)    Zero Energy Modes and  Gate-Tunable  Gap in Graphene on  hexagonal Boron Nitride

M. Kindermann, B. Uchoa, and D. L. Miller, Phys. Rev. B 86, 115415 (2012).


4)    Charge transport through graphene junctions with wetting metal leads

S. Barraza-Lopez, M. Kindermann, and M.-Y. Chou, Nano Lett., 12, 3424 (2012).


5)    Effective theory of rotationally faulted multilayer graphene: the local limit

M. Kindermann and P.N. First, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 154005 (2012).


6)    Nanoelectronics: Shuttle transport for single electrons

M. Kindermann, Nature Nanotechnology 6, 691 (2011).


7)    Signatures of evanescent mode transport in graphene

A. Wiener and M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. B 84 245420 (2011).


8)    Landau quantization in twisted bilayer graphenes: The Dirac comb

M. Kindermann and E.G. Mele, Phys. Rev. B 84, 161406(R) (2011).


9)    Local sublattice-symmetry breaking in rotationally faulted multilayer graphene

M. Kindermann and P. N. First, Phys. Rev. B 83, 045425 (2010).


10) Scaling and interaction-assisted transport in graphene with one-dimensional defects

M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 216602 (2010).


11)  Real Space Mapping of Magnetically Quantized Graphene States

David L. Miller, Kevin D. Kubista, Gregory M. Rutter, Ming Ruan, Walt A. de Heer, Markus Kindermann, Phillip N. First,  and Joseph A. Stroscio, Nature Physics 6, 811 (2010).


12)  Eects of metallic contacts on electron transport through graphene

 S. Barraza-Lopez, M. Vanevic, M. Kindermann, and M. Y. Chou, Phys. Rev.   

 Lett. 104, 076807 (2010).


13) Character of electronic states in graphene antidot lattices: flat bands and spatial localization

M. Vanevic, V. M. Stojanovic, M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. B 80, 045410 (2009).



14) Optical manipulation of edge state transport in HgTe quantum wells in the quantum Hall regime

      M. J. Schmidt, E. G. Novik, M. Kindermann,  and B. Trauzettel, Phys. Rev. B 79,

      241306 (2009).


15) Aharonov-Casher Effect in Wigner Crystal Exchange Interactions

Y. Tserkovnyak and M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 126801(2009).


16) Pseudospin entanglement and Bell test in graphene

M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. B 79, 115444 (2009).


17) Nonequilibrium effective vector potential due to pseudospin exchange in graphene

M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 226809 (2008).


18) Hall effect between parallel quantum wires

 M. Kindermann, Europhys. Lett. 83, 47002 (2008).


19) Quantum mechanics - Interference in the matter       

             M. Kindermann, Nature 448, 262 (2007).


20) Tunneling exponents sensitive to impurity scattering in quantum wires

 M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 076801 (2007).


21) Non-equilibrium charge noise and dephasing from a spin-incoherent Luttinger liquid

 G. A. Fiete and M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. B 75, 035336 (2007).


22) Read out of a nuclear spin qubit                                                                                

       M. Kindermann and D. G. Cory, Quantum Information Processing 6, 127 (2007).  


23) Measuring the Quantum Capacitance of Interacting Electrons in Carbon Nanotubes                                                                                                                         

       S. Ilani, L.A.K. Donev, M. Kindermann and P.L. McEuen, Nature Physics 2, 687



24) Multiple crossovers in strongly interacting quantum wires

 M. Kindermann, P.W. Brouwer, Phys. Rev. B 74, 115121 (2006). 


25) Interference as a probe of spin incoherence in strongly interacting quantum wires     

       M. Kindermann, P.W. Brouwer, and A.J. Millis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 036809



26) Finite-Frequency Transport through a Quantum Dot in the Kondo Regime

       M. Sindel, W. Hofstetter, J. von Delft, and M. Kindermann, AIP Conference

       Proceedings, 850, 1373 (2006).


27) Universal mesoscopic magneto-conductance fluctuations in ferromagnets           

       S. Adam, M. Kindermann, S. Rahav, and P. W. Brouwer, Phys. Rev. B 73,

       212408 (2006).


28) Experimental measure of many-fermion entanglement                                          

       M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 240403 (2006).


29) Shot noise free conductance reduction in quantum wires

             M. Kindermann and P. W. Brouwer, Phys. Rev. B 74, 125309 (2006). 


30) Current fluctuations of an interacting quantum dot,

             M. Kindermann and B. Trauzettel,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 166803 (2005).


31) Frequency-dependent transport through a quantum dot in the Kondo regime                             

       M. Sindel, W. Hofstetter, J. von Delft, and M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94,

       196602 (2005).


32) Correlations of spin currents through a quantum dot induced by the Kondo  effect                 

       M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. B 71, 165332 (2005).


33) On the hydrodynamic approach to coherent nuclear spin transport in solids                                     

       D. Greenbaum, M. Kindermann, C. Ramanathan, and  D.G. Cory, Phys. Rev. B

       71, 054403 (2005).


34) Charge detection enables free-electron quantum computation                                               

       C.W.J. Beenakker, D.P. DiVincenzo, C. Emary, and M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev.

       Lett. 93, 020501 (2004).


35) Statistics of Heat Transfer in Mesoscopic Circuits                                                                

       M. Kindermann and S. Pilgram, Phys. Rev. B 69, 155334 (2004).


36) Production and detection of three-qubit entanglement in the Fermi sea                                     

       C. W. J. Beenakker, C. Emary, and M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. B 69, 115320



37) Entanglement production in a chaotic quantum dot                                                             

       C.W.J. Beenakker, M. Kindermann, C.M. Marcus, and A. Yacoby, in:

       Fundamental Problems of Mesoscopic Physics — Interactions and Decoherence,

       edited by I.V. Lerner, NATO Science Series II. (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2004).


38) Dephasing of entangled electron-hole pairs in a degenerate electron gas                                

       J.L. van Velsen,  M. Kindermann, and C.W.J. Beenakker, special issue on

       “Quantum Computation at the Atomic Scale”  of Turk. J. Phys (2003).


39) Quantum teleportation by particle-hole annihilation in the Fermi sea                                              

       C.W.J. Beenakker and  M. Kindermann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 056801 (2004).


40) Feedback of the electromagnetic environment on current and voltage    fluctuations out of equilibrium                                                                                                                             

       M. Kindermann, Yu.V. Nazarov, and C.W.J. Beenakker, Phys. Rev. B 69,

             035336 (2004).


41) Proposal for Production and Detection of Entangled Electron-Hole Pairs in a Degenerate Electron Gas                                                                                               

       C.W.J. Beenakker, C. Emary, M. Kindermann, and J.L. van Velsen, Phys. Rev.

       Lett. 91, 147901 (2003).


42) Interaction effects on counting statistics and the transmission distribution                            

       M. Kindermann and  Yu.V. Nazarov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 136802 (2003).


43) Temperature dependent third cumulant of tunneling noise                                                  

       C.W.J. Beenakker, M. Kindermann, and  Yu.V. Nazarov, Phys. Rev. Lett.  90,

       176802 (2003).


44) Full counting statistics in electric circuits                                                                          

       M. Kindermann and Yu.V. Nazarov in  ”Quantum Noise in Mesoscopic Physics”,

       edited by  Yu.V. Nazarov, NATO Science Series II Vol. 97, p. 403-427 (Kluwer,

       Dordrecht, 2003).


45) Distribution of voltage fluctuations in a current-biased conductor                                       

       M. Kindermann, Yu.V. Nazarov, and C.W.J. Beenakker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,

       246805 (2003).


46) Momentum noise in a quantum point contact                                                                               

       A. Tajic, M. Kindermann, and C.W.J. Beenakker, Phys. Rev. B 66, 241301(R)



47) Quantum theory of electromechanical noise and momentum transfer statistics                             

       M. Kindermann and C.W.J. Beenakker, Phys. Rev. B 66, 224106 (2002).


48) Full counting statistics of a general quantum mechanical variable                                    

       Yu.V. Nazarov and  M. Kindermann, Eur. Phys. J. B 35, 413 (2003).


49) Manipulation of photon statistics of highly degenerate incoherent  radiation                        

       M. Kindermann, Yu.V. Nazarov, and C.W.J. Beenakker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,

       063601 (2002).


50) Phase transitions in liquid 3He                                                                                           

       M. Kindermann and C. Wetterich, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1034  (2001).