Condensed Matter Physics

Graduate student Yen-Ju Chen in Atomic Force Microscopy lab
Graduate student Yen-Ju Chen in Atomic Force Microscopy lab

Experimental

  • Fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanostructured materials, with the goal of building spintronic devices (Cheng).
  • The optical properties of quantum dots are also investigated in our Department (Decca).

Theoretical

Study of strongly correlated systems with focus on Bose-Einstein condensation in semiconductors, quantum Hall effects, and their application to quantum computing. (Joglekar)

Scanning Probe Microscopy

New techniques are developed to investigate soft materials with Atomic Force Microscopy and Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy and to place limits on hypothetical new forces (Decca).