Neutron Science

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Quantum Condensed Matter


Neutron scattering is a uniquely powerful probe for measuring the structure and dynamics of condensed matter. As such it is broadly applicable to many important forefront problems in quantum materials. Much of the science conducted by users and ORNL staff emphasizes materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interests include:

  • Superconductivity
  • Multiferroicity
  • Low-dimensional and frustrated magnetism
  • Orbital fluctuations
  • Quantum criticality
  • Topological insulators
  • New states of matter

Our scientists also develop and apply new neutron instruments and methods for the benefit of our users and the global scientific community.

This research is supported by the Quantum Condensed Matter Division.

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