Welcome to the homepage of the Shen Group at Stanford University. The members of our group are associated with the Department of Applied Physics, Department of Physics, the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM) , the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES), and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
Our current research involves the study of complex material systems. Most notable among these are the strongly correlated electron systems, such as the high-temperature superconductors and the Mott insulators. We study these systems by probing their interactions with electromagnetic radiation, ranging from x-rays, to the ultraviolet, and into the microwave regime. Our research also involves exploration of materials inspired by energy applications, such as novel diamondoids for lighting, field emission, and photo-enhanced thermionic emission (PETE).
Our primary experimental tool is angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), but we also perform x-ray absorption and emission measurements. Recently, we have also started experiments using inelastic x-ray scattering and near-field microwave microscopy techniques. We help maintain one experimental endstation (5-4) at SSRL, one endstation (10.0.1) at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, near the UC Berkeley campus, and one Helium-lamp and laser based ARPES system at Stanford University.
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