Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame




Boldizsar Janko

Office:  333D Nieuwland Science Hall

Phone:  574-631-8049


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Current Positions
Professor, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics
Director, Institute for Theoretical Sciences

Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University
B.S., Physics, Roland Eötvös University, Hungary

Research Interests
Fundamentally new behavior has been documented in recent years in electronic systems showing strong correlation and extreme confinement. The condensed matter theory group led by Prof. Jankó is actively participating in several major developments of this field, such as (i) spin control, manipulation and transport (spintronics), (ii) nanoscale superconductivity and magnetism in metallic and semiconductor quantum dots and quantum wires, and (iii) novel superconductivity (MgB2, high temperature superconductors) and magnetism (diluted magnetic semiconductors).

Relevant Energy Publications

  1. “Quantum rotor in nanostructured superconductors”, S. H. Lin, M. V. Milosevic, L. Covaci, B. Janko, F.M. Peeters.  Nature: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 4   Article Number: 4542 (2014). 
  2. “Strongly Enhanced Pinning of Magnetic Vortices in Type-II Superconductors by Conformal Crystal Arrays”, D. Ray, C.J.O.  Reichhardt, B. Janko, C. Reichhardt, Phys. Rev. Lett.  110,   Article Number: UNSP 267001 (2013). 
  3. "Universality of the Fluorescence Intermittency in Nanoscale Systems: Experiment and Theory” P. A. Frantsuzov, S. Volkan-Kacso, B. Janko, Boldizsar, Nano Lett.  13, Pages: 402-408 (2013).
  4. “Formation of Multiple-Flux-Quantum Vortices in Mesoscopic Superconductors from Simulations of Calorimetric, Magnetic, and Transport Properties” B. Xu, M. V. Milosevic, S.-H. Lin, F. M. Peeters, B. Janko, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 Art. No. 057002 (2011).
  5. “Correlations between subsequent blinking events in single quantum dots”,  S. Volkán-Kacsó, P. Frantsuzov, B. Jankó, Nano Letters, 10:  2761–2765 (2010).