Neutron and X-Ray Scattering
The Neutron/X-Ray Scattering Group uses a variety of scattering techniques to investigate the structure and dynamics of crystalline materials with complex disorder, which exhibit unusual phenomena that are of interest for future energy applications.
We aim to characterize and determine the origin, nature, and consequences of the different long- and sort-range ordered states found in a variety of systems in order to define novel organizing principles that govern physical properties and ultimately enable the design of novel materials with desired functionality. Our research focuses on studies of electronic disorder, in particular short-range charge and spin correlations in bulk crystals and heterostructures, as well as ionic disorder. We also work to develop new efficient techniques for measuring nanoscale phase fluctuations, both static and dynamic, to enable the rational design of new materials for energy.
Our specific research includes the following:
- Origins of Density Wave Correlations
- Mechanism of Superconductivity in Unconventional Superconductors
- Magnetic Heterostructures and Interfaces
- Instrument Development