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Condensed Matter Science

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Scientists in the Condensed Matter Group include theory and experimental physicists who concentrate on various aspects of condensed matter physics.

These including magnetism, the quantum Hall effect, quantum oscillations, high-temperature superconductivity and heavy fermion systems. Go to our Research Areas page for a complete list of the group's research interests.

Group members directly support the user program and conduct fruitful collaborations with visiting scientists. Many supervise graduate students, introducing them to the professional world of research in high magnetic fields and helping to shape their careers.

The branches of the MagLab at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Florida also maintain very active research programs and user activities in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics. Distinguished faculty at both campuses collaborate with scientists at other MagLab sites.

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Condensed Matter Seminars

The MagLab’s Condensed Matter Science Group hosts regular seminars featuring the work of visiting scientists. All seminars are open to the public and take place in Room B101 of the MagLab. View seminar events.

Latest Condensed Matter Science Highlight

A 0.4mm long sample mounted on a piezoresistive torque magnetometer.

Nontrivial topology in a kagome superconductor (KV3Sb5) probed by torque magnetometry up to 45T

Kagome is the Japanese name given to the traditional pattern of weaving bamboo in a star-like pattern to form baskets. The same geometric pattern can be found in the crystal structure of several materials which can give rise to frustrated magnetism, charge density waves, superconductivity and topological properties. In a star turn for geometry, the same pattern which has given strength and beauty to weaving for thousands of years is used by nature to produce materials with complex electronic behavior.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Theory Winter School

The CMS group hosts a Theory Winter School in early January every year. The program primarily targets advanced graduate students and post-docs who may apply from any institution, worldwide. Student will also be invited to present posters, and their expenses will be partially covered by the MagLab, the major sponsor of this Winter School. View Theory Winter School Event.

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Key Contacts

Oskar Vafek

Department Director

For information regarding the facility's capabilities and experiment support.

Garry L Lawrence

Coordinator, Administrative Services

For information regarding the Condensed Matter group.