Examples include materials whose properties are governed by the interplay between quantum correlations and fluctuations, long-range interactions, and disorder. The main objects of this research are materials that exhibit effects of coherence on the meso- and macro-scales and mediate entanglement phenomena. Materials include strongly disordered superconducting films that exhibit a novel low-temperature superinsulating phase and nano-patterned superconducting films and strips that exhibit novel re-entrant superconductivity at high magnetic fields. Theoretical endeavors include investigation of the vortex dynamic Mott transition, and developing a general description of nonequilibrium phase transitions based on non-Hermitian quantum mechanics.
Our current research focuses on materials where quantum interference and quantum fluctuations directly control their thermodynamics and statistics.