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Condensed Matter Physics

Nanoscale

The research interests of the CM group are diverse, reflecting the breadth of the largest subfield in physics. Currently, the core strengths revolve around understanding the fundamental physics of nanostructured metal, semiconductor, and organic materials, including their deposition and formation mechanisms; surface, interface, and structural properties; ultrafast and nonlinear optical properties; theoretical investigation of materials using a variety of computational tools ranging from Density Functional Theory to Quantum Monte Carlo and applications in quantum information science. These studies are primarily inspired by the potential uses of these materials in the design and fabrication of next-generation nanoelectronic, opto-electronic, and optical and nano-optical devices, including quantum devices.

Research efforts in individual labs are supported by departmental nanofabrication facilities and the NanoImaging Facility. More details can be found in the research pages of individual faculty.

Faculty with Research Interests in Condensed Matter Physics:

Can Ataca
Dr. Can Ataca
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Research Group
Sebastian Deffner
Dr. Sebastian Deffner
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Quantum Thermodynamics Group
Theodosia Gougousi
Dr. Theodosia Gougousi
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Materials Physics Lab
L. Michael Hayden
Dr. L. Michael Hayden
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Research Group
Anthony Johnson
Dr. Anthony Johnson
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Jason Kestner
Dr. Jason Kestner
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Kestner Group
Matthew Pelton
Dr. Matthew Pelton
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Laboratory for Optical Studies of Nanoscale Physics
Terrance Worchesky
Dr. Terrance Worchesky
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