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Elsa circa 2022
C/ Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, E-28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain
Office: 346 — Tel.: (+34) 91 334 9080
E-mail: elsa.prada@csic.es

Hi! My name is Elsa Prada and I'm a condensed matter theorist working on systems where quantum phenomena play an important role, such as low dimensional materials and nanostructures.

Since July 2020 I belong to the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (which is part of the Spanish Research Council) as a tenured scientist. Within the department of Theory and Simulation of Materials, our group is called Theory of Quantum Materials and Solid State Quantum Technologies.


Research interests

Throughout my career, my research has dealt with the following topics:

  • Topology in electronic systems

    • Topological insulators

    • Topological superconductors

    • Majorana zero modes in hybrid nanowires, quasi-Majoranas

  • Graphene and other 2D crystals

    • Monolayers, multilayers, twisted bilayers, superlattices

    • Disorder

    • Magnetotransport, quantum Hall effect

    • Spintronics, pseudospintronics, valleytronics

    • Quantum pumping, out of equilibrium phenomena

    • Elastic deformations, folded nanoribbons, straintronics

    • Excitons, optoelectronics

  • Electron and spin transport in mesoscopic systems

    • Hybrid nanostructures with superconductors, Josephson effect

    • Spintronics, spin-orbit interaction, spin relaxation

    • Current fluctuations and Full Counting Statistics

  • Entanglement in condensed matter physics

    • Generation: non-local spin-entangled electron pairs from superconductors, other entanglers...

    • Evolution: in the presence of decoherence and spin-orbit interaction

    • Detection: by means of Bell inequalities, shot noise, concurrence