Dept. of Physics  Master's degree
Recent Submissions

A Monte Carlo study of Maxwell’s demon coupled to finite quantum heat baths
(Bilkent University, 202009)When Maxwell’s demon was introduced, it raised the question: Is there a way to decrease an isolated system’s entropy, even though it was forbidden by the second law of thermodynamics. Then, a new idea which considered ... 
Investigation of the low temperature dynamics of a modified toric code
(Bilkent University, 202009)Topological quantum systems were introduced as an attempt to overcome the challenge of decoherence due to the selfcorrecting properties of their energy eigenstates. One of the simplest and most popular topologically ... 
Optomechanically induced transparency in a PT symmetric system
(Bilkent University, 202009)Optomechanical systems have attracted attention recently in various areas of physics, and are widely used with the purpose of laser cooling, gravitational wave detection, preparation of entangled states, cooling of ... 
Janus particles in a Gaussian optical potential: a comparative experimental study
(Bilkent University, 202008)It has been shown recently that gold coated silica Janus particles can cluster when subject to a smooth optical ﬁeld due to the presence of an attractive interaction of hydrodynamic nature (1). Such an interaction comes ... 
Atomic force microscopy experiments on atomically thin materials
(Bilkent University, 202007)In 2004, successful isolation of graphene attracted immense attention of scientists because of atomic scale thickness and exotic functionalities. Regardless of graphene’s thickness and extraordinary properties only reason ... 
Investigation of dualnarrowband plasmonic perfect absorbers at visible frequencies for biosensing
(Bilkent University, 201912)Since the introduction of first plasmonic perfect absorber (PA) in early 2008 by Landy et al., numerous studies have demonstrated their superior optical performance in frequencies ranging from terahertz to visible region ... 
A novel method for thermal conductivity measurement of two dimensional materials
(Bilkent University, 201909)Thermal conductivity is a quantity which governs the heat transfer in a material. After increasing importance of efficiency in power generation systems and cooling mechanisms in microstructures, many measurement methods ... 
Temperature dependent density profiles and collective oscillations of dipolar droplets
(Bilkent University, 201909)Dipolar droplets are a novel form of Bose gas that form in a regime where the mean field theory predicts collapse. In the literature, the beyond mean field e ects in the form of the LeeHuangYang correction to the local ... 
Logistic cellular automata
(Bilkent University, 201909)Cellular Automata (CA), initially formalized to investigate selfreproducing constructions, are among the most frequently used tools to model and understand complex systems. These computational frameworks are de ned in ... 
Dynamics of a two leg ladder under a time dependent artificial magnetic field
(Bilkent University, 201909)Especially in the last two decades, there have been intensive theoretical and experimental studies on the periodically driven quantum systems. The reasons for these intensive studies are the emergence of new topological ... 
Haldane phase in the bondalternating spin1/2 XXZ chain: DMRG and fermionization studies
(Bilkent University, 201901)In this thesis, the subject of study is the Haldane phase in bond  alternating XXZ chain with S =1/2. We firstly mapped our model to the fermionic chain by the use of standard JordanWigner Transformation, which leads ... 
Ground state energy of the fröhlich polaron as a function of dimensionality and the phonon coupling strength
(Bilkent University, 201809)We use the trial polaron wave function introduced by Devreese et al. [1] to estimate the ground state energies of the Fröhlich polaron over a broad range of the phonon coupling strength by a variational approach. We ... 
Investigation of thermoelectric properties of 2D βsilicon monotelluride (site)
(Bilkent University, 201809)Thermoelectric properties of novel 2D silicon monotelluride (SiTe) are studied using first principles calculations. The plane wave method based on density functional theory as implemented in Vienna ab initio simulation ... 
Largescale semiempirical pseudopotential electronic structure of selfassembled ingaas quantum dots
(Bilkent University, 201809)The socalled second quantum revolution emerged at the beginning of the second millennium, opening up a path to realization of spinqubitbased quantum computing by means of controlling and protecting quantum coherent ... 
Variational study of interacting suschriefferheeger model
(Bilkent University, 201809)The interacting SuSchriefferHeeger model with nearest neighbor interaction in one dimension at halffilling is studied. To obtain ground state wave function, the Baeriswyl variational wave function is extended to account ... 
Electrostatic correlations in inhomogeneous electrolytes
(Bilkent University, 201808)The fieldtheoretic approach is used to obtain the selfconsistent equations for inhomogeneuos symmetric electrolytes. The perturbative Green's function method is used to solve these selfconsistent equations for an ... 
Gravitational waves from binary black hole systems in inspiralling phase
(Bilkent University, 201807)Binary black hole systems have three phases: inspiralling, merger and ringdown phases. This thesis is a review of methods developed to study the inspiralling phase analytically. Those methods include post Minkowskian ... 
Hyperfine and electric quadrupolar interactiondriven loschmidt echo in nanoscale nuclear spin baths
(Bilkent University, 201807)Environmental dynamics in solid state matrix is of much importance for quantum information processing and storage purposes. Here, we first give a basic recipe to get Loschmidt echo (LE) which is a measure of decoherence ... 
Sonic Hawking Radiation from a blackhole laser
(Bilkent University, 201806)The quantum thermal radiation from a black hole (BH) known as “Hawking Radiation” or “Black Hole Evaporation” results from studying quantum fields in the curved spacetime of the horizon of a BH. Experimentally, the ... 
Investigation of optical residual absorption in graphene
(Bilkent University, 201803)Graphene, a 2dimensional crystal of carbon, can absorb 2.3% of light over a very broad spectrum. Doped graphene, however has a gap in optical absorption due to the Pauli blocking principle. For doped graphene, the interband ...