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Our current research involves the study of quantum materials. Most notable among these are the strongly correlated electron systems, such as the high-temperature superconductors. Other materials of interest are spin-orbit coupled system with non-trivial topological properties, and materials in extreme 2D and 1D limits. We study these systems by probing their interactions with electromagnetic radiation, ranging from x-rays, to the ultraviolet, and into the microwave regime. 

We develop experimental tools for our studies. Our primary experimental tool is angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), and its time- and spin- resolved variants. We also perform experiments using resonant x-ray scattering and microwave impedance microscopy techniques. We help maintain two experimental endstations (Beamline 5-4 & Beamline 5-2) at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), one endstation (Beamline 10.0.1) at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), near the University of California, Berkeley.

Quantum Materials

Tool Development

Energy & Nanoscience

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