Fields of expertise
Electronic properties of DNA.
Physics of superconductors.
Atomic force microscopy.
Optical spectroscopy and cathodoluminescence
My research is focused on low-dimensionality electronic ad optical systems and nanostructures: quantum wires and dots of semiconductor materials, and photonic crystals. I'm studying their fabrication, optical and electronic properties, as well as their combination (e.g. quantum dots in photonic crystals). In past years I have also worked on low-dimensional conventional and high-Tc superconductors and on electrical transport in DNA molecules.
IN THE EPFL ASSEMBLY (AE):
In my opinion, the AE has the dual task of making sure that all school members participate in the decision processes in the school in a democratic way, but also of being a force of improvement in the school, by putting forward suggestions, proposing improvements to shool bylaws and asking the necessary questions.
As a representative of the CI, I am doing my best to defend this large, heterogenous and often ill-used group of senior researchers, post-docs and PhD students. However, I willingly give my support to any good suggestion from other members of the AE.
Here are a few highlights among the many subjects, with which I have been involved during the last years of my work as a member of the AE:
- Harmonization and improvements of the salaries of PhD students.
- Improvemnt of the bylaws concerning professional trips and reimbursement of expenses, especially abandoning the idea of an imposed travel agency.
- Supporting the position of EPFL during the budget discussions at CEPF.
- Improvement of the rules concerning research contract overheads.
- Improvements to the bylaws concerning internal discipline.
Academic title: Dr.
Birth date: 24.10.1959
At EPFL since: 1988
|B. Dwir, M. Affronte and D. Pavuna
Appl. Phys. Lett., 55, 399 (1989)
|Evidence for Enhancement of Critical Current by Intergrain Ag in YBaCuO-Ag Ceramics|
|B. Dwir, D. Pavuna, M. Affronte, H. Berger and J.L. Tholence
Jour. of Supercond. 2, 419 (1989)
|Percolation and Electronic Properties Superconducting YBaCuO-Ag Ceramics and Thick Films|
|B. Dwir, L. Pavesi, J.H. James, B. Kellett, D. Pavuna and F.K. Reinhart
Sup. Sci. and Tech., 2, 314 (1989)
|A Simple High-Temperature Superconducting Thin Film Optical Bolometer|
|B. Dwir, B. Kellett, L. Mi�ville and D. Pavuna
Jour. Appl. Phys. 69, 4433 (1991)
|Evidence for Improvement of Critical Current by Ag in YBCO-Ag thick films|
|B. Dwir, D. Pavuna
Jour. Appl. Phys. 72, 3855 (1992)
|A sensitive YBaCuO thin film bolometer with ultrawide wavelength response|
|B. Dwir, F. Reinhardt and E. Kapon
Jour. Appl. Phys., 78, 4939 (1995)
|Cross-Sectional Atomic Force Microscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures|
|F. Vouilloz, S. Wiesendanger, D.Y. Oberli, B. Dwir, F. Reinhardt and E. Kapon
Physica E 2, 862 (1998)
|Direct Observation of Localized Excitonic in Quantum Wires by Spatially Resolved Photoluminescence|
|D. Kaufman, Y. Berk, B. Dwir, A. Rudra, A. Palevski, E. Kapon
Phys. Rev. B - Rapid Comm. 59, R10433 (1999)
|Conductance Quantization in V-groove Quantum Wires|
|B. Dwir, D. Kaufman, E. Kapon, A. Palevski
Europys. Lett. 55, 80 (2001)
|Quantized conductance and interband scattering in serially connected quantum wires|
|B. Dwir, K. Leifer, E. Kapon
Phys. Rev. B 67, 075302(1-9) (2003)
|Mixed-dimensionality quantum heterostructures grown in axially-modulated V-grooves|
|S. Watanabe, E. Pelucchi, K. Leifer, A. Malko, B. Dwir, E. Kapon
Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 243105 (2005)
|Patterning of confined-state energies in site-controlled semiconductor quantum dots|
|A. Kotlyar, N. Borovok, T. Molotsky, D. Klinov, B. Dwir, E. Kapon
Nuc. Acids Res. 33, 6515 (2005)
|Synthesis of novel poly(dG)-poly(dG)-poly(dC) triplex structure by Klenow Exo- fragment of DNA Polymerase I|
|E. Levy, A. Tsukernik, M. Karpovski, A. Palevski, B. Dwir, E. Pelucchi, A. Rudra, E. Kapon, and Y. Oreg
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 196802 (2006)
|Luttinger-Liquid Behavior in Weakly Disordered Quantum Wires|
|K. Leifer, E. Pelucchi, S. Watanabe, F. Michelini, B. Dwir and E. Kapon
Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 081106 (1-3) (2007)
|Narrow (≈4meV) inhomogeneous broadening and its correlation with confinement potential of pyramidal quantum dot arrays|
|D. Klinov, B. Dwir, E. Kapon, N. Borovok, T. Molotsky and A. Kotlyar
Nanotech. 18, 225102 (2007)
|High-resolution atomic force microscopy of duplex and triplex DNA molecules|
|D. Klinov, K. Atlasov, A. Kotlyar, B. Dwir, E. Kapon
Nano Lett. (2007)
|DNA Nanopositioning and Alignment by Means of Electron Beam Direct Writing|
|K. A. Atlasov, K. F. Karlsson, E. Deichsel, A. Rudra, B. Dwir and E. Kapon
Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 153107 (2007)
|Site-controlled single quantum wire integrated into photonic crystal membrane microcavity|