We study emergent phenomena in Quantum Materials, including unique states of matter and phase transitions.
Yuki Fuseya, Hiroyasu Katsuno, Kamran Behnia, Aharon Kapitulnik, "Nanometric Turing Patterns: Morphogenesis of Bismuth Monolayer," Nature Physics 17, 1031 (2021). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-021-01288-y or https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.01058
which is based on our experimental discovery of "Bursting at the seams: Rippled monolayer bismuth on NbSe2," Science Advances 4, eaaq0330 (2018).
see also News Release: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/570564
Condensed Matter Physics
Our group focuses on the discovery and understanding of the nature, causes and consequences of emergent behavior in strongly-correlated quantum materials, especially in relation to the occurrence of superconductivity and magnetism. We particularly interested in low dimensional systems and the effects of disorder.
- We fabricate samples and devices as well as collaborate with world leading laboratories to obtain highest quality samples.
- We use a variety of experimental techniques to study transport, thermodynamic, optical, and magnetic properties, while often utilizing unique probes such as scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, high-resolution mageneto-optics, photothermal microscopy, or ultra-sensitive torque magnetometry, all of which are home-built for optimal performance.
Fundamental Physics at the Table-top
We also use our expertise to build table-top experiments, including tests for Newton's gravity at the 50 µm scale and Search for 0.1 - 10 meV axions.
Group Leader: Aharon Kapitulnik
- Departments of Applied Physics & Physics
- Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
McCullough Building, 476 Lomita Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4045
phone: (650) 723-3847
For inquiries please contact: Clora Yeung
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
phone: (650) 725-1457