Condensed matter physics

The Condensed Matter Physics Group addresses fundamental questions related to the theory and design of magnetic memories, superconducting and spintronic devices, and implementations of quantum computation.  Experimental facilities include Scanning Kerr and Faraday Microscopy and Ultrafast Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. Fabrication facilities include MBE metal deposition, a class 100 clean room and SEM lithography.  

Faculty in the CMP group interact closely with the photonics groups in the Departments of Chemistry and Electrical Engineering, and with faculty across campus through CAMTEC.