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Condensed Matter Research

Goran Karapetrov, PhD in his lab

Research Areas in Condensed Matter

  • Mesoscopic Superconductivity
  • Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
  • Nanoscale Catalysis
  • Raman Scattering
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Theory of Nanoshells and Carbon Nanotubes

Faculty Conducting Research in Condensed Matter

Contact Specialization
Shyamalendu Bose
Professor Emeritus
Disque Hall 915
Nanoscience, high-temperature superconductivity, theory of surfaces and interfaces, disordered systems, electron and X-ray spectroscopies of solids
Maher Harb, PhD
Assistant Professor
Disque Hall 807
Solid state physics, ultrafast Electron electron diffraction, time-resolved X-ray diffraction, ultrafast lasers, nanofabrication, nano/microfluidics, instrument development, vacuum technologies
Goran Karapetrov
Disque Hall 609
Experimental Solid State Physics, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Nanoscale Catalysis, Mesoscopic Superconductivity
Jonathan Spanier
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Affiliated Faculty
LeBow 440
Light-matter interactions in electronic materials, including ferroelectric semiconductors, complex oxide thin film science; laser spectroscopy, including Raman scattering
Som Tyagi
Associate Department Head for Non-Major Studies, Professor
Disque Hall 806
Nanobiophysics, Raman spectroscopy, Magnetic materials

Current Research Projects

  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Energy Materials Research Laboratory
  • Fabrication of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Substrates
  • Graphene
  • Metallic Nanoshells
  • Quantum Computing
  • Scanning Near-Field Microwave Microscopy
  • Ultra-Low Temperature Physics

Condensed Matter Facilities

  • The Ultra-Low Temperature Laboratory has a dilution refrigerator, 3He and 4He cryostats and microwave sources to study quantum phenomena in nano- and microscale devices, superconducting qubits, nanostructures, and quantum fluids and solids.
  • The Energy Materials Research Laboratory includes a Variable Temperature UHV Scanning Probe Microscope installed in an STC-50 rated acoustic chamber.
  • The Magnetic Material Laboratory conducts research on amorphous magnetic thin films and fiber optical sensors.
  • The Surface Science Laboratory has a scanning probe microscopy to study surface structure interfaces at the atomic level.