Daniel Prober

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Professor of Applied Physics, Physics & Electrical Engineering

Title of YYGS ASE Lecture: “New Nanotechnologies, for Ultrasensitive Viewing of the Universe”

Title of YYGS SEE Lecture: “New Energy Technologies, and Energy Technologies on the Yale Campus”

Experimental solid state physics and superconductivity; coherent quantum transport and noise studies; superconducting quantum detectors: microwave UV and x-ray detectors; nanostructure fabrication techniques.

Awards & Honors: 

  • IBM Faculty Award (2010)

  • IBM Faculty Award (2006)

  • IBM Faculty Award (2005)

  • Technical Excellence Award from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1997)

  • NASA Technical Innovator Award (1996)

  • Fellow, American Physical Society

Representative Publications: 

  • Performance of Graphene Thermal Photon Detectors, C.B. McKitterick, D.E. Prober, and B.S. Karasik, Journal of Applied Physics 044512 (2013). [PDF]

  • Terahertz detection mechanism and contact capacitance of individual metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes, J.D. Chudow, D.F. Santavicca, C.B. McKitterick, D.E. Prober and P. Kim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 163503 (2012). [PDF]

  • Energy loss of the electron system in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes, D.F. Santavicca, J.D. Chudow, D.E. Prober, M.S. Purewal and P. Kim, Nano Lett. 10, 4538 (2010). [PDF]

  • Tunable superconducting nanoinductors, A.J. Annunziata, D.F. Santavicca, L. Frunzio, G. Catelani, M.J. Rooks, A. Frydman and D.E. Prober, Nanotechnology 21, 445202 (2010). [PDF]

  • Electron coherence and dephasing in metal films, wires and rings, D.E. Prober, 2010, Invited Chapter in Perspectives on Mesoscopic Physics, eds. A. Aharony and O. Entin-Wohlman, World Scientific Publishing.

  • Astronomers look to nanotechnology, D.E. Prober, 2008, Nature Nanotech. 3, 459-460. [PDF]

  • Noise Thermal Impedance of a Diffusive Wire, B. Reulet and D.E. Prober, 2005, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 066602. [PDF]

  • Quasiparticle number fluctuations in superconductors, C.M. Wilson and D.E. Prober, 2004, Phys. Rev. B 69, 094524. [PDF]

  • Nb-Au Bilayer Hot-electron Bolometers for Low-noise THz Heterodyne Detection, Irfan Siddiqi, Daniel E Prober, 2004, Appl. Phys. Lett., 84, 1404. [PDF]

  • Environmental Effects in the Third Moment of Voltage Fluctuations in a Tunnel Junction, B. Reulet, J. Senzier, Daniel E Prober, 2003, Phys. Rev. Lett., 91, 196601. [PDF]

  • To Catch a Photon, Daniel E Prober, 2003, Nature, 425, 777. [PDF]

  • Quantum Partition Noise in a Superconducting Tunnel Junction, K. Segall, Daniel E. Prober, 2001, Phys. Rev. B, 64, 180508. [PDF]


  • “High Efficiency Near-Field Electromagnetic Probe”, 5696372, 1997: With R.D. Grober and R.J. Schoelkopf