Condensed Matter Theory
Theory of complex quantum and classical systems
Muons and magnets
Our research involves fundamental studies of emergent phenomena in quantum materials using muon-spin rotation, an experimental technique involving implanting radioactive particles that acts as microscopic magnetometers.
Electronic structures and photoemission spectroscopy
Our research focuses on understanding the behavior of electrons in unconventional materials. We also develop advanced instrumentation that will drive the exploration of critical information on condensed matter systems with new degrees of freedom.
Our research is to understand and promote new superconductors for practical applications as part of the Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity.
We study novel quantum materials with the potential for integration in a new generation of fast, non-volatile memories and other electronic devices. Our current emphasis is on magnetic oxides which can be controlled by electric fields.
Quantum magnetism and quantum phase transitions
We explore experimentally emergent properties of quantum magnetic materials and quantum phase transitions using neutron scattering and thermodynamic probes
Quantum matter in high magnetic fields
Our research uses high magnetic fields, low temperatures, high pressures and strain to probe novel electronic, superconducting and topological phases of quantum matter. These studies are combined with ARPES and DFT calculations.
Quantum spin dynamics
We explore quantum coherent phenomena in condensed matter spin systems
Research in Spintronics, Spin-Caloritronics and Magnonics
Thin film quantum materials
Growth of quantum materials in the form of thin films using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), UHV sputtering, and chemical vapor deposition; their structural, magnetic, and electrical characterization; as well as exploratory device studies.
Macroscopic Quantum Matter
Our research concentrates upon the fundamental physics of electronic, magnetic, atomic and space-time quantum matter including the development of instrumentation allowing humans to visualise or perceive quantum phenomena.
X-ray and neutron scattering
The group uses X-ray and neutron scattering to investigate novel electronic, magnetic, superconducting and topological materials, with emphasis on emergent phenomena associated with strong electronic correlations.