The group explores a variety of quantum materials via neutron and synchrotron x-ray scattering techniques and materials via crystal growth. Quantum magnetism, lattice dynamics, emergent phenomena, and novel electronic phase behaviors are studied.

Novel states and phase behaviors in materials possessing both strong spin orbit coupling effects and electron-electron interactions.

Strongly correlated systems with an active orbital degree of freedom and the propensity to form spin and orbitally intertwined states.

Materials with nontrivial spin textures such as chiral helices, skyrmionic spin textures, soliton modes, and protected defect states.

New modes of floating zone crystal growth.  High purity crystal growth for volatile and metastable oxides.

New states in high carrier density quantum wells, engineered quantum criticality, interface driven electronic order.

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