Gleb Finkelstein

Gleb Finkelstein

Professor of Physics

Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Office Location: 
093 Physics, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
(919) 660-2523


Gleb Finkelstein is an experimental physicist interested in inorganic and biologically inspired nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, graphene, and self-assembled DNA 'origami'. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may form a basis for future detectors and sensors, or serve as individual devices in quantum information processing.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) 1998

  • M.S., Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) 1998

  • B.S., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia) 1991

Yoon, Inho, et al. “Intracellular Neural Recording with Pure Carbon Nanotube Probes.Plos One, vol. 8, no. 6, 2013, p. e65715. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065715. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mebrahtu, Henok T., et al. “Quantum phase transition in a resonant level coupled to interacting leads.Nature, vol. 488, no. 7409, Aug. 2012, pp. 61–64. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nature11265. Full Text Open Access Copy

Borzenets, I. V., et al. “Pb-Graphene-Pb josephson junctions: Characterization in magnetic field.” Ieee Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 22, no. 5, June 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TASC.2012.2198472. Full Text Open Access Copy

Borzenets, I. V., et al. “Ultra-sharp metal and nanotube-based probes for applications in scanning microscopy and neural recording.J Appl Phys, vol. 111, no. 7, Apr. 2012, pp. 74703–747036. Pubmed, doi:10.1063/1.3702802. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, P., et al. “Retrapping current, self-heating, and hysteretic current-voltage characteristics in ultranarrow superconducting aluminum nanowires.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 84, no. 18, Nov. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.84.184508. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, Peng, et al. “Switching currents limited by single phase slips in one-dimensional superconducting Al nanowires.Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, no. 13, Sept. 2011, p. 137004. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.107.137004. Full Text Open Access Copy

Borzenets, I. V., et al. “Phase diffusion in graphene-based Josephson junctions.Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, no. 13, Sept. 2011, p. 137005. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.107.137005. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pilo-Pais, M., et al. “Connecting the nanodots: programmable nanofabrication of fused metal shapes on DNA templates.Nano Letters, vol. 11, no. 8, Aug. 2011, pp. 3489–92. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nl202066c. Full Text Open Access Copy

Samano, E. C., et al. “Self-Assembling DNA templates for programmed artificial biomineralization.” Soft Matter, vol. 7, no. 7, May 2011, pp. 3240–45. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c0sm01318h. Full Text Open Access Copy