Member of the Condensed Matter Theory Team and Quantum Transport ans Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Group.

I am a permanent researcher (Chargé de Recherche) in french CNRS.
My main topics of investigations are the Theory of Quantum Transport and Molecular Electronics.
I am exploring the interplay between electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom down to the molecular scale.

Follow me on twitter : @remiavriller
email : remi.avriller at u-bordeaux.fr

Selected overview

Selected overview



The Wigner distribution of a quantum nanomechanical oscillator coupled to tunneling electrons.
Read our latest paper : ArXiv  hal



Awarded Outstanding Reviewer for 2016  by IOP Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.


The PhD thesis of our student G. Micchi is available online.
« Mechanical signatures of the current-blockade instability in suspended carbon nanotubes »hal

A nice picture of the current fluctuation spectrum for a carbon nanotube nanomechanical resonator.
Read our latest paper : ArXiv  hal pdf

A nice signature of the current-blockade instability on mechanical properties of a carbon nanotube resonator.
Read our latest paper : ArXiv pdf

How long do electrons have to wait before tunneling across a molecular junction ?
Answer in our latest paper : ArXiv pdf

Past News :
The Workshop « Nano Electro Mechanical Systems and Beyond » is organized by our team and will take place in the University of Bordeaux, the 3-5th of June 2015.
Website of the Workshop:  Nano Electro Mechanical Systems and Beyond.


Keywords reflecting my scientific activities :

  • Mesoscopic physics.
  • Quantum Transport in Molecular junctions.
  • Time-dependent (Ultra-fast) Quantum Electronics.
  • Electron-phonon interactions in nano-structures.
  • Full-counting statistics of interacting systems.
  • Non-equilibrium phenomena and Keldysh Green functions techniques.
  • Ab-initio computations.
  • Out-of-equilibrium Superconductivity.
  • Decoherence and Dissipation in nanoscale open systems.
  • Nano ElectroMechanical Systems (NEMS).
  • Quantum Transport in Plasmonic Cavities.



Scientific Slides

Scientific Slides


Here is a selection of some talks I have given in international conferences.
Their aim is to provide a snapshot of my research activities.


1. Presentation given at the international Conference FQMT17 « Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics » in Prague, 2017.
« Time-Dependent Quantum Transport in Molecular Junctions: Effects of e-ph Interactions »

2. Presentation given at the international Conference FNS2017 “Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems (FNS)” in La Thuile, 2017.
« Electro-Mechanical Transition in Quantum Dots »


1. Presentation given at the international Workshop TRMME « Towards Reality in Modelling of Molecular Electronics »  in San Sebastian, 2016.
« Dynamical Aspects of Electron-Phonon Interactions in Quantum Transport »


1. Presentation given at the international Workshop ctcqed15 « Charge Transfer meets Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics » in Dresden, 2015.
« Andreev Bound-State Dynamics in a Quantum dot Josephson Junction: a Washing-out of the 0-|pi Transition »



My Publications from HAL Archive


1. R. Avriller, B. Murr and F. Pistolesi,
Bistability and Displacement Fluctuations in a Quantum Nano-mechanical Oscillator,
Preprint available (2018) : ArXiv hal


1. G. Micchi, R. Avriller and F. Pistolesi,
Electro-Mechanical Transition in Quantum dots,
Phys. Rev. B. 94, 125417 (2016). ArXiv hal pdf


1. R. Seoane Souto, R. Avriller, R. C. Monreal, A. Martin-Rodero and A. Levy Yeyati,
Transient dynamics and waiting time distribution of molecular junctions in the polaronic regime,
Phys. Rev. B. 92, 125435 (2015). ArXiv pdf

2. G. Micchi, R. Avriller and F. Pistolesi,
Mechanical Signatures of the Current Blockade Instability in Suspended Carbon Nanotubes,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 206802 (2015). ArXiv pdf 


1. R. Avriller and F. Pistolesi,
Andreev Bound-State Dynamics in Quantum-Dot Josephson Junctions: A Washing Out of the 0π Transition,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 037003 (2015).  ArXiv pdf
Selected by the Physics institute of French CNRS as an « Actualité 2014 » :  Actualité2014 pdf


1. M. Kumar, R. Avriller, A. Levy Yeyati and J. M. van Ruitenbeek,
Detection of vibration-mode scattering in electronic shot noise,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 146602 (2012). pdf
Selected by the editor for a Synopsis in physics. A Noisy Junction

2. R. Avriller and T. Frederiksen,
Inelastic shot noise characteristics of nanoscale junctions from first principles,
Phys. Rev. B 86, 155411 (2012). ArXiv pdf


1. R. Avriller, F. S. Bergeret, and F. Pistolesi,
Detection of ultrafast oscillations in superconducting point contacts by means
of supercurrent measurements

Phys. Rev. B 84, 195415 (2011). ArXiv pdf

2. R. Avriller,
Unified description of charge transfer mechanisms and vibronic dynamics in nanoscale junctions,
J. Phys. : Condens. Matter 23 105301 (2011). ArXiv pdf


1. D. F. Urban, R. Avriller, and A. Levy Yeyati,
Nonlinear effects of phonon fluctuations on transport through nanoscale junctions,
Phys. Rev. B 82, 121414 (2010). ArXiv pdf

2. B. Biel, A. Cresti, R. Avriller, S. Dubois, A. López-Bezanilla, F. Triozon, X. Blase, J.-C. Charlier and S. Roche,
Mobility gaps in disordered graphene-based materials :an ab initio-based tight-binding approach to mesoscopic transport,
Physica Status Solidi (c) 7, 2628 (2010). pdf


1. R. Avriller and A. Levy Yeyati,
Electron-phonon interaction and full counting statistics in molecular junctions,
Phys. Rev. B 80, 041309(R) (2009). ArXiv pdf

2. S. Nanot, R. Avriller, W. Escoffier, J.-Marc Broto, S. Roche, and B. Raquet,
Propagative Landau States and Fermi Level Pinning in Carbon Nanotubes,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 256801 (2009). pdf

3. C. Adessi, R. Avriller, X. Blase, A. Bournel, H. Cazin d’Honincthun, P. Dollfus, S. Frégonèse, S. Galdin-Retailleau, A. López-Bezanilla, C. Maneux, H. Nha Nguyen, D. Querlioz, S. Roche, F. Triozon and T. Zimmer,
Multiscale simulation of carbon nanotube devices,
C. R. Physique 10, 305 (2009). pdf


1. L. E. F. Foa Torres, R. Avriller, and S. Roche,
Nonequilibrium energy gaps in carbon nanotubes : Role of phonon symmetries,
Phys. Rev. B 78, 035412 (2008). pdf

2. B. Raquet, R. Avriller, B. Lassagne, S. Nanot, W. Escoffier, J.-Marc Broto, and S. Roche,
Onset of Landau-Level Formation in Carbon-Nanotube-Based Electronic Fabry-Perot Resonators,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 046803 (2008). pdf

3. R. Avriller,
PhD Thesis (2008), Université Joseph Fourier,
« Contribution à la modélisation théorique et à l’étude du transport quantique
dans les dispositifs à base de nanotubes de carbone. »


1. B. Lassagne, J-P. Cleuziou, S. Nanot, W. Escoffier, R. Avriller, S. Roche, L. Forró, B. Raquet, and J.-M Broto,
Aharanov-Bohm Conductance Modulation in Ballistic Carbon Nanotubes,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 176802 (2007). pdf
2. R. Avriller, S. Roche, F. Triozon, X. Blase and S. Latil,
Low-dimensional quantum transport properties of chemically-disordered carbon nanotubes :
from weak to strong localization regimes

Mod. Phys. Lett. B 21, 1955 (2007). pdf

3. P. Actis, R. Avriller, C. Couzon, P. Delorme, C. Dupré, E. Engel, V. Garlatti, O. Le Roux, L. Nussbaum and Schlosser,
Atelier 7 : Classes Passerelles,
Annales des ateliers du CIES de l’Académie de Grenoble, Vol 1 (2007). pdf


1. R. Avriller, S. Latil, F. Triozon, X. Blase and S. Roche,
Chemical disorder strength in carbon nanotubes : Magnetic tuning of quantum transport regimes
Phys. Rev. B 74, 121406(R) (2006). pdf

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae


Since 2012 :

Responsible for Scientific Communication in LOMA

Teaching duties :

Teaching nanomechanics and optomechanics in Master M2 Lasers, Matière et Nanoscience, University of Bordeaux. 

Since 2012 :

Expert at Observatoire des Micro et Nano Technologies (OMNT) section NEMS.

Since 2011 :

Chargé de recherches au CNRS (permanent researcher),
Laboratoire Onde et Matière d’Aquitaine (LOMA), French CNRS (Bordeaux),
Team « Transport Quantique et Systèmes Nano-électromécaniques ». website

2010-2011 :

Post-doc researcher in the team of Thomas Frederiksen,
Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). website

2008-2010 :

Post-doc researcher in the team of Alfredo Levy Yeyati,
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM),
Departamento de Física Teórica de la Materia Condensada.website

2005-2008 :

PhD Thesis under the direction of Stephan Roche,
Theory group of the CEA Grenoble, Institut Nanosciences et Cryogénie (INAC).website
Title : « Contribution à la modélisation théorique et à l’étude du transport quantique dans les dispositifs à base de nanotubes de carbone. »

Since 2004 :

Professeur Agrégé de physique.

2001-2005 :

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France),
Magistère de Physique, Université Paris XI, Orsay (France).
M1 : Parcours physique fondamentale.
M2 : « Physique quantique » at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris (France).



There is currently two position openings in the group :

M2 Internship : Réactions Chimiques au sein d’une Population de Molécules Confinées en Cavité Electromagnétique
M2 InternshipSpectroscopie de molécules uniques couplées à un nano-oscillateur

Students who are willing to work with us are welcome to send me an email : remi.avriller at u-bordeaux.fr

Pedagogic Ressources


Pedagogic Ressources

A « Python-Newton » Tutorial :

Here are some slides of a Python tutorial that I presented during the LOMA days in Oleron (2017).

The aim of this tutorial is to provide a naive introduction to Python programming langage.
The tutorial is applied to a well known physical problem.

The slides of the tutorial and the corresponding Python scripts are available upon request.

The scripts are for pedagogic purposes only and come with no warranty of being exempt of errors.

List of current & former students

List of current & former students

PhD Students :

Quentin Schaeverbeke. Co-direction of his PhD thesis (2016-2019) with F. Pistolesi (LOMA) and T. Frederiksen.
PhD titleDynamical aspects of quantum transport in nanoelectronics.

Gianluca Micchi. Co-direction of his PhD thesis (2013-2016) with F. Pistolesi (LOMA).
PhD title : Mechanical signatures of the current-blockade instability in suspended carbon nanotubes

Rubén Seoane Souto. Visiting PhD student in LOMA (2014) with A. Levy Yeyati (LOMA).
Project title : « Etude des propriétés de transport dépendent du temps de jonctions moléculaires dans le régime polaronique”.

Master Students :

Bechara Murr. Direction of his M2 internship (2017) with F. Pistolesi (LOMA).
Internship title : « Blocage de courant dans un oscillateur mécanique quantique”.

Antoine Bernard. Co-direction of his M1 internship (2016) with F. Pistolesi (LOMA).
Internship title : « Oscillateur nano-mécanique quantique sous l’effet d’un fort couplage électronique”.

Antton Goïcoechea. Co-direction of his M1 internship (2014) with F. Pistolesi (LOMA).
Internship title : « Méthode des sauts quantiques pour la description d’un oscillateur couplé à un système à deux niveaux”.

Jonathan Atteia. Co-direction of his M1 internship (2013) with F. Pistolesi (LOMA).
Internship title : « Décohérence dans un système mécanique à l’interface quantique-classique”.

Photo Rémi Avriller


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