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“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

                                                       ― John Lennon

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Precision Measurements, Quantum Sensors,


Emergent phenomena in Quantum Materials

including unique states of matter and phase transitions.


We currently have two RA positions in our group.      Contact:

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 superconductivity and magnetism. We particularly interested in low dimensional systems, topological states, 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.


♦ Our group won a LDRD award to build a Time-Resolved Sagnac Interferometer (October 2023)

♦ Qianni Jiang joined the group as a GLAM postdoctoral fellow, jointly with the group of Ian Fisher (June 2023)

♦ Eylon Persky, our KORET postdoctoral fellow won the 2023 "Asher Peres Award" by the Israeli Physical Society (April 2023)

All Recent NEWS

Group Leader: Aharon Kapitulnik

  • Departments of Applied Physics & Physics
  • Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials

McCullough Building, 476 Lomita Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4045

phone: (650) 723-3847

For inquiries please contact: Clora Yeung
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
phone: (650) 725-1457