We aim to characterize and determine the origin, nature, and consequences of the different long- and short-range ordered states found in a variety of systems in order to define novel organizing principles that govern physical properties. This knowledge is crucial for enabling 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.
Current areas of research are:
- Instrument Development
- Magnetic Heterostructures and Interfaces
- Mechanism of Superconductivity in Cuprates and Unconventional Superconductors
- Origins of Density Wave Correlations