Research

Our main research focus is investigating properties of exotic superconductors. Most recently, we are looking to better understand the high temperature superconductor (HTS) phase diagram. Of particular interest is determining how the superconducting phase is linked to the pseudogap in the phase diagram. We believe the key to understanding their relationship lies in observing spectroscopic changes in local density of states on the same atomic resolved location as a function of temperature – a novel ability made possible by our custom instrument.

For an introduction to the topic aimed at a general (non-physicist) audience, we have written some background material, as well as a brief overview for the MIT Physics Department's annual journal Physics@MIT

For a more detailed introduction, see our bibliography of well written papers, review articles and theses as well as our list of publications