Welcome to the High Pressure Physics Group!

Our research focuses on understanding of emergent properties of quantum materials (novel magnetism and superconductivity) under extreme conditions including high pressure, low temperature and external magnetic field. Pressure is the most powerful thermodynamic parameter that can change the state of matter, form new bonds, and synthesize new materials. In our lab diamond anvil cells are used to generate extreme pressures. Our group employs an array of synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction (XRD), time-domain synchrotron-based Mössbauer spectroscopy (SMS), X-ray absorption (XAS), X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), and magnetic X-ray scattering in conjunction with in-house transport and magnetization methods to gain deep understanding of emergent phases in magnetic and superconducting materials induced by hydrostatic/nonhydrostatic high pressure as well as uniaxial strain. Our investigations contribute significantly to advancing the fundamental understanding of the complex interplay of multiple ground states in quantum materials and provide invaluable insights into synthetic efforts of functional material design.

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