Our group is interested in quantum materials – materials in which quantum mechanical effects are strong and lead to unique and unexpected properties. The goal of our research is to understand the role of quantum effects and provides a thorough understanding of the lattice, charge, and spin degrees of freedom and their complex interplay in exotic quantum materials.
We make use of various x-ray and neutron scattering techniques that are ideal to study the lattice, charge, and spin degrees of freedom of matter. These techniques complement each other and offer a deeper comprehension of the matter. In addition, we synthesize materials using the solid-state-reaction technique, the high-temperature solution growth technique, and the floating-zone optical furnace. Combined ability of making single crystals and using a variety of x-ray and neutron scattering techniques is the unique strength in our research. Please see the research page for highlights on some of our recent work.