Potential projects/topics: The undergraduate students will work with graduate students and postdocs to grow single crystals and perform transport measurements on campus. The central focus of our group is to use neutron scattering as probe to study strongly correlated electron materials.
Potential skills gained: None, interests in physics is all that is required.
Required qualifications: a bit of knowledge in solid state physics and general physics.
Direct mentor: Post-doctorate, Graduate Student
Experimental condensed matter physics uses neutrons as probes to study strongly correlated electron systems. The microscopic origin of high-transition temperature (Tc) superconductivity, magnetism and electron-lattice coupling in high-Tc superconductors. Magnetism and lattice effects in colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) manganese oxides. Quantum criticality in Ru-based oxide materials and other transitional metal oxides. Our work is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.