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Condensed Matter Physics,  Quantum Platforms,  & Fundamental Physics at the Table Top

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We study emergent phenomena in Quantum Materials, including unique states of matter and phase transitions.

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.


♦ Jan. 2022 - AK  named AAAS Fellow (see here)

♦ Nov. 2021 - Sam Mumford graduated!

♦ August 2021 - Tiffany Paul was selected for a 2021 Q-FARM PhD Fellowship award! 


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