Pascal Reiss

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Pascal Reiss


My research focuses on strongly correlated electron systems, and how the underlying quantum mechanics gives rise to unconventional electronic states and superconductivity.

I use a range of high pressure techniques (such as piston cylinder cells and Diamond anvil cells) to tune carefully selected materials across quantum phase transitions, searching for signatures of quantum criticality and enhanced superconductivity. For this purpose, I explore the resistivity of materials at lowest temperatures, which allows us to characterise various quantum mechanical phases, and to search for signatures of unconventional properties.

Moreover, I use some of the worlds strongest magnetic fields to perform quantum oscillation measurements at low temperatures. Combined with ARPES measurements, these methods allow us to study how exactly the electrons in a material behave and how they interact.