CNRS research director, Member of the STM team (STM)


+33 1 70 27 06 44


  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and related methods such as STS and SP-STM
  • Spin-resonance methods (ESR)
  • Mesoscopic Physics
  • Quantum materials, correlated electronic systems and topological systems
  • Quantum confinement effects

Selected Publications

- Spin-Orbit induced phase-shift in Bi2Se3 Josephson junctions.
A. Assouline, C. Feuillet-Palma, N. Bergeal, T. Zhang, A. Mottaghizadeh, A. Zimmers, E. Lhuillier, M. Eddrief, P. Atkinson, M. Aprili, H. Aubin
Nat. Commun. 10, 126 (2019)

- Quantum confinement effects in Pb nanocrystals grown on InAs.
T. Zhang, S. Vlaic, S. Pons, A. Assouline, A. Zimmers, D.  Roditchev, H. Aubin, G. Allan, C. Delerue, C. David, G. Rodary, J.C. Girard
Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 97, 214514 (2018)

- Shiba Bound States across the Mobility Edge in Doped InAs Nanowires.
A. Assouline, C. Feuillet-Palma, A. Zimmers, H. Aubin, M. Aprili, and J.-C. Harmand
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 097701 (2017)

- Superconducting parity effect across the Anderson limit
S. Vlaic, S. Pons, T. Zhang, A. Assouline, A. Zimmers, C. David, G. Rodary, J.-C. Girard, D. Roditchev, and H. Aubin
Nat. Commun. 8, 14549 (2017)

- Transport in a Single Self-Doped Nanocrystal
H. Wang, E. Lhuillier, Q. Yu, A. Zimmers, B. Dubertret, C. Ulysse, and H. Aubin
ACS Nano 11, 1222 (2017)

- Nernst effect in metals and superconductors: a review of concepts and experiments
K. Behnia and H. Aubin
Reports Prog. Phys. 79, 046502 (2016)

- Effects of electron-phonon interactions on the electron tunneling spectrum of PbS quantum dots
H. Wang, E. Lhuillier, Q. Yu, a. Mottaghizadeh, C. Ulysse, a. Zimmers, a. Descamps-Mandine, B. Dubertret, and H. Aubin
Phys. Rev. B 92, 041403 (2015)

- Metal oxide resistive switching: evolution of the density of states across the metal insulator transition.
A. Mottaghizadeh, P. Lang, Q. Yu, A. Zimmers, H. Aubin
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 066803 (2014)

- In-Vacuum projection of nanoparticles for on-chip tunnelling spectroscopy
Q. Yu, L. Cui, N. Lequeux, A. Zimmers, C. Ulysse, V. Rebuttini, N. Pinna, and H. Aubin
ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (2), pp 1487-1494

- Electric-field-driven phase transition in vanadium dioxide.
B. Wu, A. Zimmers, H. Aubin, R. Ghosh, Y. Liu, and R. Lopez
Phys. Rev. B 84, 241410 (2011)

- Electron Cotunneling Transport in Gold Nanocrystal Arrays.
H. Moreira, Q. Yu, B. Nadal, B. Bresson, M. Rosticher, N. Lequeux, A. Zimmers, and H. Aubin
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 176803 (2011)

- Synthesis of Monodisperse Superconducting Lead Nanocrystals
Irene Resa, Hélèna Moreira, Bruno Bresson, Benoit Mahler, Benoit Dubertret and Hervé Aubin
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113 (17)

- Nernst effect as a probe of superconducting fluctuations in disordered thin films
A Pourret, P Spathis, H Aubin and K Behnia
New Journal of Physics 11, 055071(2009)

- Nernst effect in the phase fluctuating superconductor InOx
P. Spathis, H. Aubin, A. Pourret, K. Behnia
EPL 83, 57005 (2008)

- Length scale for the superconducting Nernst signal above Tc in Nb0.15Si0.85
A. Pourret, H. Aubin, J. Lesueur, C.A. Marrache-Kikuchi, L. Bergé, L. Dumoulin, K. Behnia
Phys. Rev. B 76, 214504 (2007)

- Observation of the Nernst signal generated by fluctuating Cooper pairs
A. Pourret, H. Aubin, J. Lesueur, C.A. Marrache-Kikuchi, L. Bergé, L. Dumoulin, K. Behnia
Nature Physics 2 (10) 683-686 (2006)

- Magnetic feld-induced quantum superconductor-insulator transition in Nb0:15Si0:85
H. Aubin, C. Marrache-Kikuchi, A. Pourret, K. Behnia, L. Bergé, L. Dumoulin, and J. Lesueur
Phys. Rev. B 73, 094521 (2006)

- Extracting parameters from the current-voltage characteristics of organic field-effect transistors”
G. Horowitz, P. Lang, M. Mottaghi and H. Aubin
Advanced Functional Materials 14 (11) 1069-1074 (2004)

- Andreev Bound States at the onset of phase coherence in Bi2212.
H. Aubin, L.H. Greene, Sha Jian and D.G. Hinks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 177001, (2002)

- Evidence for field-induced excitations in low-temperature thermal conductivity of Bi2212.
H. Aubin, K. Behnia, S.Ooi and T. Tamegai
Phys. Rev. Lett., 82, 624, (1999)

- Angular position of nodes in the superconducting gap of YBCO.
H. Aubin, K. Behnia, M. Ribault, R. Gagnon and L. Taillefer
Phys. Rev. Lett., 78, 2624, (1997)

Current PhD Students

  • Valeria Sheina

Past PhD Students

  • Alexandre Assouline (2018)
  • Tianzhen Zhang (2018)
  • Hongyue Wang (2015)
  • Alireza Mottaghizadeh (2014)
  • Qian Yu (2013)
  • Helena Moreira (2009)
  • Alexandre Pourret (2007) - cotutelle with K. Behnia

Past Post-Doc

  • Panayothis Spathis (2009) - cotutelle with K. Behnia
  • Irena Resa (2009) - cotutelle with B. Dubertret
  • Brice Nadal (2011)
  • Pei-Lin Lang (2012)