The Foundational Materials Science Section focuses on understanding, controlling, and characterizing heterogeneities across length scales and their impact on structure and properties.
This section encompasses the following research groups:
Correlated Electron Materials Group — Performs research to develop correlated, topological, and quasi-2D quantum materials in bulk crystalline systems, and to understand and control their electronic and magnetic behaviors.
Neutron and X-ray Scattering Group — Develops and applies unique diffraction and thermophysical property measurement methods to characterize phase stability, residual stress, texture, thermal transport and thermal imaging of complex materials.
Quantum Heterostructures Group — Designs and synthesizes new functional oxides, topological quantum materials, artificial crystals, epitaxial thin films, and heterostructures by pulsed-laser deposition and molecular beam epitaxy.