Our research deals with complex quantum materials. Interactions between trillions and trillions of electrons in these materials lead to new collective quantum behaviour that is dramatically different from well-understood individual electron behaviour. In the Quantum Materials group we seek to discover and understand new quantum phases of matter.
Our research techniques involve thermodynamic, transport, and structural measurements of a variety of new materials. We search for exotic quantum behaviour by a combination of novel materials’ synthesis, characterisation, and the tuning of materials’ properties using extreme conditions including very low temperatures, high magnetic fields, and large applied pressure.