Our Research

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. 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).

Please follow links below to specific research details.

Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) and Condensed Matter Physics

  • ARPES Overview
  • Strongly Correlated Electrons
  • Energy gaps in high temperature superconductors
  • Anti-ferromagnetism
  • Electron - phonon coupling
  • Polarons
  • Manganites
  • Strontium-Ruthnates
  • Fe-pnictides
  • Topological insulators
  • Kondo Lattice
  • Precision Experiments and Tool Developments

  • Time Resolved ARPES
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy combined with in-situ ARPES
  • Microwave Impedance Microscopy
  • Resonance x-ray scattering
  • Correlated Electrons Under Extreme Pressure
  • Energy Science and Technology

  • Photon-Enhanced Thermionic Emission
  • Electrochemistry at Gas/Oxide Electrocatalyst Interface
  • Thermoelectric materials
  • Science and Technology of Diamonds and Related Materials

  • Novel Form of Carbon
  • Diamonds and Diamond Film