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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

    The High Energy Physics Division studies the ultimate nature of matter, space, and time.
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  • 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.
  • Synchrotron Studies of Materials

    The Synchrotron Studies of Materials group focuses on the development and use of cutting-edge synchrotron X-ray techniques to advance the discovery and characterization of new materials.