Research

Spectroscopy imageAdam Kaminski
We use optical and electron spectroscopies to study electronic properties of strongly correlated materials. Those include high temperature superconductors, novel conventional superconductors and heavy fermion systems. They are not only technologically relevant, but also display range of fascinating physical properties. Our goal is to understand how the electronic excitations give rise to these highly unusual properties.

Cover of Physics TodayPaul C. Canfield
Design, discovery, growth and characterization of novel materials - often in single crystal form - and study of their interesting physical properties.

Electromagnetic measurements in novel materials at low temperaturesRuslan Prozorov
Makariy A. Tanatar
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Development and application of advanced electromagnetic and thermodynamic measurements for studies of superconductivity, magnetism, and their coexistence in novel materials at low temperatures.

Optics and Photonics News coverCostas M. Soukoulis
Thomas Koschny
Development of a theoretical understanding of the properties of disordered systems, photonic crystals, metamaterials, left-handed materials, random lasers, nonlinear systems, and amorphous semiconductors.

Theory research diagramRebecca Flint: Heavy fermions, quantum magnetism and unconventional superconductivity
Vladimir G. Kogan: Superconductivity theory, magnetic properties of anisotropic superconductors
Peter P. Orth: Strongly correlated quantum materials in and out-of-equilibrium.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniqueYuji Furukawa
Microscopic characterization of magnetic and electronic properties of strongly correlated electron systems (low dimensional quantum spin system, nanoscale molecular magnets, Fe-based superconductors and related materials) by using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technique at very low temperatures (down to 50 mK) and high pressure (up to 25 kbar).

Neutron and X-Ray scattering diagramAlan I. Goldman
Robert J. McQueeney

The group is dedicated to the use of neutron and x-ray scattering for the study of condensed matter physics and materials science.

Laser spectroscopeJigang Wang
Laser spectroscopy, broadband and ultrafast optics

Low-dimensional nanoscale structuresMichael C. Tringides
Low dimensional nanoscale structures (graphene, metals on graphene, ultrathin metallic films, nano islands, nanowires, etc.).

Nanostructures imageJim Evans
We utilize the concepts and methods of non-equilibrium statistical physics and multiscale modeling to develop predictive models and simulation algorithms for a range of physical, chemical, and materials systems.
Focus areas and applications include: (i) growth and relaxation of epitaxial thin films and nanostructures;  (ii) spatio-temporal behavior in catalytic surface reactions; (iii) transport and reaction in mesoporous systems; (iv) non-equilibrium phase transitions in reaction-diffusion systems.

Electrostatic Levitation diagramAlan Goldman
Ruslan Prozorov

Electrostatic levitation enables us to study the properties of solids and deeply cooled liquids at high temperature

Nano-scale light-matter interactionsZhe Fei
Nanoscale light-matter interactions in varieties of novel materials with advanced near-field techniques.

Novel superconducting material diagramDavid C. Johnston
Synthesis, characterization and physical property measurements of polycrystalline and single crystal samples of materials with interesting properties and ground states, including cuprate and FeAs- based high temperature superconductors and related materials, low- dimensional magnetic insulators, and d-electron heavy fermion compounds.

Soft condensed matter visualizationAlex Travesset
Soft condensed matter and biophysics

Theoretical tool for use in physicsKai-Ming Ho
Cai-zhuang Wang
Development of theoretical tools to study a broad range of problems in physics, materials science, and chemical as well as biological systems. Current efforts include (1) methods for accurate calculation of correlated electron systems;  (2) methods for spin dynamics and quantum control of spin; and (3) methods for computational prediction and design of complex structures and materials.