Overview: Condensed Matter

The condensed matter experimental group (Chiang, Coleman, Corruccini, Curro, Liu, Yu, Zhu, Zieve) has strong research programs in surface and interface physics, spintronics and magnetism at the nanoscale, synthesis and characterization of strongly correlated materials, and low temperature physics and superconductivity. Their work is complemented by the condensed matter theory group (Cox, Fong, Klein, Pickett, Savrasov, Scalettar,Singh, Zimanyi), which studies electronic structure theory of novel materials, strongly correlated electron materials, quantum magnetism and quantum phase transitions, magnetic hysteresis, vortices in superconductors, quantum dots, and recently, theoretical biophysics.