Visualizing Quantum Matter

Group Leaders:

Davis Group research concentrates upon the fundamental physics of electronic, magnetic, atomic and space-time quantum matter. A specialty is development of innovative instrumentation to allow direct visualization (or perception) of characteristic quantum many-body phenomena at atomic scale. Among the fields of active interest today are:

Electronic liquid crystals
Cooper-pair density wave states
Monopole and spin liquids
Magnetic topological insulators
Cu/Fe high-Tc superconductors
Viscous electron fluids
Macroscopic quantum mechanics
Quantum microscope development

Davis Group plans to operate two suites of ultra-low vibration laboratories, one in Beecroft Building at Oxford University (UK) and the other in the Kane Building at University College Cork (IE). Ours is as single research group conducting scientifically harmonized studies with complementary scientific instruments at Oxford and Cork. Other key components of our program are at the Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials where the relevant materials are synthesized, technology developed, and students may be appointed, and in our continuing research program at Cornell University Physics.