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Novel Materials and Heterostructures Laboratory
Our research is in the area of Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, focused on growth and physical properties of novel electronic and magnetic materials. Advances in experimental and theoretical techniques allow us to grow and investigate materials with unprecedented detail and accuracy. In our lab we pay attention to every aspect of materials research, namely growth, physical property investigation, theory, and device applications. The overarching goal is to discover novel materials and heterostructures and realize their application potential.
Experimental methods employed are growth of thin-film and bulk materials; structural, magnetic and physical property investigation methods (X-ray reflectivity and diffraction, magnetometry, scanning probe microscopy, transport); and optical spectroscopy. We also spend sufficient effort designing new materials using first-principles calculations, and collaborate heavily with theorists.
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- Strucutural, interface and optical properties of large-area, few-layer MoS2 and other TMD heterostructures.
- Growth and physical properties of highly spin-polarization materials.
- Growth, optical and transport properties of topological insulators
Select Recent Publications
- Optical blue shift in few-layer Topological Insulator (APL 2017)
- Large-area TMD materials using magnetron sputtering (2D Materials 2017)
- Magneto-electric coupling in a complex oxide material (PRL 2016)
- Optical spectroscopy of a layered dichalcogenide (PRB Rapid Comm 2015)
- Oxide interface investigation using resonant soft x-ray reflectivity (New J Phys 2013)
- Optical band gap of spinel ferrites (APL 2013)