Gervais' Publications 

Department of Physics

List of Patents


  1. Methods and Systems for Ultra-high Quality Gated Hybrid Devices and Sensors
    G. Gervais (lead inventor), and K. Bennaceur (co-inventor), #US 61/737,391, provisional (2012).

  2. Methods and Systems for Magnetic Solid State Cooling
    G. Gervais (lead inventor), T. Szkopek (co-inventor) and J. Guillemette (co-inventor), #US 61/652,931, provisional (2012).

List of Publications



    2017

  1. Giant Magnetoresistance by Pauli blockade in Hydrogenated Graphene
    J. Guillemette, N. Hemsworth, A. Vlasov, J. Kirman, F. Mahvash, P. L. Lévesque, M. Siaj, R. Martel, G. Gervais, S. Studenikin, A. Sachrajda, and T. Szkopek, submitted.

  2. Magnetic Refrigeration with Paramagnetic Semiconductors at Cryogenic Temperatures
    A. Vlasov, J. Guillemette, G. Gervais, and T. Szkopek, submitted.

  3. Specific Heat in the Second Landau Level Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
    B.A. Schmidt, K. Bennaceur, S. Gaucher, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, Phys. Rev. B 95, 201306(R) (2017).

  4. 2016

  5. Dephasing in strongly anisotropic black phosphorus
    N. Hemsworth, V. Tayari, F. Telesio, S. Xiang, S. Roddaro, M. Caporali, A. Ienco, M. Serrano-Ruiz, M. Peruzzini, G. Gervais, T. Szkopek, S. Heun, Phys. Rev. B 94, 245404 (2016).

  6. Dual gate black phosphorus velocity modulated transistor
    V. Tayari, N. Hemsworth, O. Cyr-Choinière, W. Dickerson, G. Gervais and T. Szkopek, Phys. Rev. Applied 5, 064004 (2016).

  7. 2015

  8. Measurement of Topological Berry Phase in Highly Disordered Graphene
    K. Bennaceur, J. Guillemette, P. L. Lévesque, N. Cottenye, F. Mahvash, N. Hemsworth, Abhishek Kumar, Y. Murara, S. Heun, M. O. Goerbig, C. Proust, M. Siaj, R. Martel, G. Gervais, and T. Szkopek, Phys. Rev. B 92, 125410 (2015).

  9. Mechanical Flip-Chip for Ultra-High Electron Mobility Devices
    K. Bennaceur, B. A. Schmidt, S. Gaucher, D. Laroche, M. P. Lilly, J. L. Reno, K. W. West, L. N. Pfeiffer and G. Gervais, Scientific Reports 5, 13494 (2015).

  10. Two-Dimensional Magnetotransport in a Black Phosphorus Naked Quantum Well
    V. Tayari, N. Hemsworth, I. Fakih, A. Favron, E. Gaufrès, G. Gervais, R. Martel and T. Szkopek, Nature Communications 6, 7702 (2015).

  11. Berry Phase in Cuprate Superconductors
    N. Doiron-Leyraud, T. Szkopek, T. Pereg-Barnea, C. Proust, and G. Gervais, Phys. Rev. B 91, 245136 (2015).

  12. Second Landau Level Fractional Quantum Hall Effects in the Corbino Geometry
    B. A. Schmidt, K. Bennaceur, S. Bilodeau, G. Gervais, K. W. West, L. N. Pfeiffer, Solid State Communications 217, 1 (2015).

  13. Critical Flow and Dissipation in a Quasi-One-Dimensional Superfluid
    P-F Duc, M.Savard, M. Petrescu, B. Rosenow, A. Del Maestro, and G. Gervais, Science Advances 1, el1400222 (2015).

  14. 2014

  15. 1D-1D Coulomb Drag Signature of a Luttinger Liquid
    D. Laroche, G. Gervais, M.P. Lilly and J.L. Reno, Science 343, 631 (2014). [pdf]

  16. 2013

  17. Optical and structural characterization of nitrogen-rich InN: Transition from nearly intrinsic to strongly n-type degenerate with temperature
    N.H. Tran, B.H. Le, S. Fan, S. Zhao, Z. Mi, B.A. Schmidt, M. Savard, G. Gervais, and K.S.A. Butcher, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 262101 (2013).


  18. Local Superfluidity at the Nanoscale
    B. Kulchytskyy, G. Gervais and A. del Maestro, Phys. Rev. B 88, 064512 (2013)

  19. Quantum Hall Effect in Hydrogenated Graphene
    J. Guillemette, S.S. Sabri, Binxin Wu, K. Bennaceur, P.E. Gaskell, M. Savard, P.L. Lévesque, F. Malvash, A. Guermoune, M. Siaj, R. Martel, T. Szkopek, and G. Gervais, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 176801 (2013).

  20. 2012

  21. Resistivity saturation in a weakly interacting 2D Fermi liquid at intermediate temperatures
    Xiaoqing Zhou, B. Schmidt, L.W. Engel, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, and S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. B 85, 041310(R) (2012). Selected as Editor's suggestion.

  22. 2011

  23. Hydrodynamics of Superfluid Helium in a Single Nanohole
    M. Savard, G. Dauphinais and G. Gervais, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 254501 (2011). Selected as Editor's suggestion.

  24. Positive and negative Coulomb drag in vertically-integrated one-dimensional quantum wires
    D. Laroche, G. Gervais, M.P. Lilly and J.L. Reno, Nature Nanotechnology, 6 , 793 - 797 (2011). (see also News and Views by Büttiker and Sánchez)

  25. Quantum-Classical Crossover and Apparent Metal-Insulator Transition in a Weakly Interacting 2D Fermi Liquid
    Xiaoqing Zhou, B. Schmidt, C. Proust, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, and S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 086804 (2011)

  26. 2010

  27. Energy Gap and Spin Polarization in the 5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
    S. Das Sarma, G. Gervais, and Xiaoqing Zhou, Phys. Rev. B, 82, 115330 (2010)

  28. Low Temperature Electrostatic Force Microscopy of a Deep Two Dimensional Electron Gas using a Quartz Tuning Fork
    J. Hedberg, A. Lal, Y. Miyahara, P. Grutter, G. Gervais, M. Hilke, L. Pfeiffer, and K.W. West, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 143107 (2010)

  29. Adiabatic Cooling with Non-Abelian Anyons
    G. Gervais and Kun Yang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 086801 (2010)

  30. Colossal magnetoresistance in an ultraclean weakly interacting 2D Fermi liquid
    X. Zhou, B.A. Piot, M. Bonin, L.W. Engel, S. Das Sarma, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, and K.W. West, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 216801 (2010)
    (Also in The Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, June 14, 2010)

  31. Scattering Mechanism in Doped Shallow 2DEGs,
    D. Laroche, S. Das Sarma, G. Gervais, M. P. Lilly, and J. L. Reno, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 162112 (2010)
  32. 2009


  33. Current-induced nuclear-spin activation in a two-dimensional electron gas,
    C.R. Dean, B.A. Piot, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer and K.W. West, Phys. Rev. B, 80, 153301, (2009)
    (Also in The Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, October 1, 2009)

  34. Flow Conductance of a Single Nanohole,
    M. Savard, C. Tremblay-Darveau and G. Gervais, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 , 104502 (2009).
    (Also in The Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, September 3, 2009)

  35. Distortion of the 2D Wigner crystal into a 'quasi-3D' insulator,
    B.A. Piot, Z. Jiang, C.R. Dean, L.W. Engel, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, Int. Journal of Modern Physics B 23, 2713 (2009).

  36. 2008

  37. Contrasting Behavior of the 5/2 and 7/3 Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in a Tilted Field,
    C.R. Dean, B.A. Piot, P. Hayden, S. Das Sarma, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 186806 (2008)
    (also in The Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology and The Virtual Journal of Quantum Information, November 2008)

  38. Wigner Crystallization in a Quasi-3D Electronic System,
    B.A. Piot, Z. Jiang, C.R. Dean, L.W. Engel, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, Nature Physics, 4, 936 - 939 (2008)

  39. Intrinsic Gap of the ν = 5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall State,
    C.R. Dean, B.A. Piot, P. Hayden, S. Das Sarma, G. Gervais, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 146803 (2008)
    (also in The Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, April 2008 and The Virtual Journal of Quantum Information, April 2008)

  40. Quantum-limited Mass Flow of Liquid 3He (arxiv)
    G. Lambert, G. Gervais, and W.J. Mullin, Fiz. Nizk. Temp, 34, 321 (2008)
    special journal issue on the 100th anniversary of the liquefaction of helium, in the Low-Temperature Physics Journal (Kharkov).
    (Also in The Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, October 2007)

  41. Towards Coulomb Drag in Vertically Coupled Quantum Wires with Independent Contacts
    D. Laroche, E. S. Bielejec, J. L. Reno, G. Gervais, and M. P. Lilly, Physica E, 40, 1569-1572, (2008)

  42. Towards Optical Manipulation and Resistive Readout of the GaAs Nuclear Spins
    J.M. Buset, A.H. Mack, D. Laroche, C.R. Dean, M.P. Lilly, J.L. Reno, and G. Gervais, Physica E, 40, 1252-1254, (2008)

  43. Resistively Detected NMR in Quantum Hall States: Investigation of the anomalous line shape near ν=1
    C.R. Dean, B.A. Piot, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, and G. Gervais, Physica E, 40, 990-994, (2008)

    2007

  44. Local Control of Light Polarization with Low-temperature Fiber Optics
    A. H. Mack, J. Riordon, C.R. Dean, R. Talbot and G. Gervais, Optics Letters, 32, 1378 (2007)
    (also in the Virtual Journal of Quantum Information, June 2007) .

  45. Resistively detected NMR in GaAs/AlGaAs
    G. Gervais (book chapter by Springer in the Topic in Applied Physics Series)

  46. 2006

  47. Resistively Detected NMR with 'Too few Spins' G. Gervais, March/April 2006, Physics in Canada (invited).

    2005

  48. NMR in the solid phase of two-dimensional electrons at high magnetic fields
    G. Gervais, H.L. Stormer, D.C. Tsui, W.G. Moulton, P.L. Kuhns, A.P. Reyes, K.W. Baldwin, K.W. West and L.N. Pfeiffer, Phys. Rev. B72, 041310(Rapid) (2005). (also in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, August 8, 2005).

  49. Evidence for Skyrmion Crystallization from NMR Relaxation Experiments
    G. Gervais, H.L. Stormer, D.C. Tsui, W.G. Moulton, P.L. Kuhns, A.P. Reyes, K.W. Baldwin, K.W. West and L.N. Pfeiffer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 196803 (2005).(also in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, May 30, 2005).

  50. Effect of strong magnetic fields on superfluid He-3 in 98% porosity aerogel
    H.C. Choi, A.J. Gray, C.L. Vicente, J.S. Xia, G. Gervais, W.P. Halperin, N. Mulders, and Y. Lee, J. Low Temp. Phys. 138, 107 (2005).

    1973-2004

  51. Competition between Fractional Quantum Hall Liquid, Bubble and Wigner Crystal Phases in the Third Landau Level
    G. Gervais, L.W. Engel, K.W. Baldwin, K.W. West, L.N. Pfeiffer, H.L. Stormer and D.C. Tsui, Phys. Rev. Lett.93, 266804 (2004) (also in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, January 10, 2005).

  52. A1 and A2 Transitions in Superfluid 3He in 98% Porosity Aerogel
    H.C. Choi, A.J. Gray, C.L. Vicente, J.S. Xia, G. Gervais, W.P. Halperin, N. Mulders, and Y. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett.93, 145302 (2004).

  53. Specific Heat of Disordered Superfluid 3He
    H. Choi, K. Yawata, T.M. Haard, J.P. Davis, G. Gervais, N. Mulders, P. Sharma, J.A. Sauls, and W. P. Halperin, Phys. Rev. Lett.93, 145301 (2004).

  54. Loss of Memory in `Dirty' Superfluid 3He
    G. Gervais, K. Yawata, N. Mulders and W.P. Halperin, Physica B329, 329 (2003).

  55. Heat Capacity of 3He in Aerogel
    K. Yawata, T.M. Haard, G. Gervais, N. Mulders, and W.P. Halperin, Physica B329, 327 (2003).

  56. Impurity Phases of Superfluid 3He in Aerogel
    W.P. Halperin, G. Gervais, K. Yawata and , N. Mulders, Physica B329, 288 (2003).

  57. Phase Diagram of the Superfluid Phases of 3He in 98% Aerogel
    G. Gervais, K. Yawata N. Mulders and W.P. Halperin, Phys. Rev. B66, 054528 (2002).

  58. Reply to Comment on "Nucleation and Interfacial Coupling between Pure and Dirty Superfluid Phases of 3He"
    G. Gervais, K. Yawata and W.P. Halperin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 209602 (2002).

  59. Nucleation and Interfacial Coupling between Pure and Dirty Superfluid Phases of 3He
    G. Gervais, K. Yawata N. Mulders and W.P. Halperin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 045505 (2002).

  60. Modification of the Superfluid 3He Phase Diagram by Impurity Scattering
    G. Gervais, T.M. Haard, R. Nomura, N. Mulders and W.P. Halperin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 035701 (2001).

  61. Acoustics of a `Dirty' Fermi Liquid: 3He in Aerogel
    G. Gervais, R. Nomura, T.M. Haard, Y. Lee, N. Mulders and W.P. Halperin, J. Low Temp. Phys. 122, 1 (2001) (Rapid Communication)

  62. Reply to Comment on "Spin and excitation energy dependence of fission survival for the F-19+Lu-175 system"
    S.K. Hui et al., Phys. Rev. C64, 019802 (2001).

  63. High-Frequency Acoustics of 3He in Aerogel
    R. Nomura, G. Gervais, T.M. Haard, Y. Lee, N. Mulders and W.P. Halperin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4325 (2000).

  64. The Pathlength Distribution of Simulated Aerogels
    T.M. Haard, G. Gervais, R.Nomura, W.P. Halperin, Physica B284, 289 (2000).

  65. Spin and excitation energy dependence of fission survival for the 19F+175Lu system
    S.K. Hui et al., Phys. Rev. C62, 054604 (2000).

  66. Excitation-Energy Dependent Strength Function Analysis of Hot GDR Experiments
    G.Gervais, M.Thoennessen and W.E. Ormand, Nucl. Phys. A649, 173c-180c (1999).

  67. Ground-state band and deformation of the Z = 102 isotope No-254
    P. Reiter et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 509 (1999).

  68. Spectroscopy of radioactive beams from single-nucleon knockout reactions: Application to the sd shell nuclei Al-25 and P-26,P-27,P-28
    A. Navin et al. , Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5089 (1999).

  69. Temperature Dependence of the Giant Dipole Resonance in 120Sn
    G.Gervais, M.Thoennessen and W.E. Ormand, Phys. Rev. C58, R1377 (1998) (Rapid Communication).

  70. Systematic survey of Delta I=4 bifurcation in A similar to 150 superdeformed nuclei
    D.S. Haslip et al., Phys. Rev. C58, R2649 (1998).

  71. Population of superdeformed bands at extreme angular momenta
    J.M. Nieminen et al., Phys. Rev. C58, R1 (1998).

  72. Properties of superdeformed band population in the A~130 region
    J.N. Wilson et al., Phys. Rev. C57, R2090 (1998).

  73. Superdeformation in Eu-147,Eu-148: Identical bands and pi 6(1)-pi 6(3) crossings
    D.S. Haslip et al., Phys. Rev. C57, 2196 (1998).

  74. Superdeformation in Sm-145
    D.S Haslip et al., Phys. Rev. C57, 442 (1998).

  75. Collective gamma-vibrational bands in 165Ho and 167Er
    G. Gervais et al., Nucl. Phys. A624, 257 (1997).

  76. Search for hyperdeformation in Yb-168
    J.N. Wilson et al., Phys. Rev. C56,2502 (1997).

  77. Channel selection for high spin gamma-ray spectroscopy studies via total energy measurements in fusion-evaporation reactions
    C.E. Svensson et al.,Nucl. Instr. Method A396 228 (1997).

  78. Enhancement of superdeformed band population in Nd-135
    J.M. Nieminen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3832 (1997).

  79. Delta I=4 bifurcation in identical superdeformed bands
    D.S. Haslip et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3447 (1997).