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Condensed Matter Physics

Argonne maintains a wide-ranging science and technology portfolio that seeks to address complex challenges in interdisciplinary and innovative ways. Below is a list of all articles, highlights, profiles, projects, and organizations related specifically to condensed matter physics.

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  • High Energy Physics

    Research in the High Energy Physics division is driven by the goal of understanding the fundamental constituents of matter and energy, and illuminating the ultimate nature of space and time.
  • Vortex Matter

    Our current research focuses on elucidating vortex dynamics in high temperature superconductors through high-speed magneto-optical imaging complemented with large-scale time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau simulations.
    Time dependent Ginzburg-Landau simulations of vortex cutting and reconnecting in a YBCO crystal.
  • Origins of Density Wave Correlations

    We investigate the origin of charge-density wave (CDW) order and how the suppression of CDW correlations relates to the onset of superconductivity and other novel phenomena in a variety of systems.
  • Topological Materials

    Our current research focuses on topological semi-metals and superconductors, as well as novel 2D layered materials that exhibit extreme magneto-resistance (XMR).
  • Quantum Mesoscopic Materials

    Our current research focuses on materials where quantum interference and quantum fluctuations directly control their thermodynamics and statistics.
    Three-dimensional image of the dynamic resistance of the vortex system in a square proximity array
  • Magnetic Heterostructures and Interfaces

    This topic explores unusual phenomena at interfaces between strongly correlated materials, such as complex oxides, with a focus on investigating modifications to the interfacial magnetic and/or charge ordering.