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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory
Artificial Diamond Anvil

Quantum Matter : Group Website : Staff

In the Quantum Matter Group (QM) matter is studied under extreme conditions of very low temperatures, high magnetic fields and high pressures, using advanced experimental techniques. The goal of this research is to understand new forms of magnetism and superconductivity and to find electrically conducting materials with new physical properties not described within the standard models of solid state physics.

Work focuses on two major topics:
the nature of quantum order in itinerant-electron systems on the border of magnetism at low temperatures,
 the physics of novel superconducting materials, such as the high-Tc superconductors, graphite intercalates and the ruthenates.

Research interests include: anisotropic superconductivity, development of new cryogenic equipment,  electronic structure of correlated electron materials, exotic states of matter, high-Tc materials, hydrostatic pressure, novel superconductors and quantum ferroelectrics.