Center for Quantum Materials

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The broad topics that we work in are:


Topological Insulators

A topological insulator is a material with time reversal symmetry and non-trivial topological order, that behaves as an insulator in its interior but whose surface contains conducting states,[1] meaning that electrons can only move along the surface of the material.


Superconductivity
Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic fields occurring in certain materials when cooled below a characteristic critical temperature. It was discovered by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes on April 8, 1911 in Leiden.


Graphene
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, hexagonal lattice in which one atom forms each vertex. It shows the analogue of relativistic fermions, commonly called Dirac fermions.


Single-Photon Generation and Detection

The work concentrates on novel nanostructures for optics at the single photon and single electron level. Different systems are studied: semiconducting nanowires, superconducting detectors, and atomic-solid state hybrid systems.


Strongly Correlated System


Econo Physics


Dirac Materials