Mark Golden

golden My present research focuses on the electronic structure and properties of quantum matter and emergent materials. The recent focus has been on topological insulators, oxide hetero-interfaces and nanowires. Read more

Erik van Heumen

Erik van HeumenMy focus is towards spectroscopic investigations of new quantum materials such as topological insulators, high Tc superconductors and complex oxides.  Read more

Yingkai Huang

huangMy research focusses on high quality single crystal growth of materials with novel electronic properties. Current and past material systems include topological insulators, cuprate superconductors, iron-pnictide superconductors and ferromagnetic superconductors.

Anne de Visser

devisserMy research has a focus on strongly correlated electron phenomena, notably quantum criticality, unconventional superconductivity and topological insulators. Read more

 

News

Rotational symmetry breaking in topological superconductor

Our group, in collaboration with the Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba (Japan), has discovered an exceptional new quantum state within a superconducting material. This exceptional quantum state is characterised by a broken rotational symmetry – in other words, if you turn the material in a magnetic field, the superconductivity isn't the same everywhere in the material.

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Highlights

Visualizing the MIT in V2O3
Visualizing the MIT in V<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>

Despite 60 years of research, the metal-to-insulator transition in complex oxide materials still holds some mysteries. In a study published in Nature Physics, we show that the electronic transition in V2O3 evolves in real space by forming intertwined `mazes' of insulating and metallic patches.

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Funding

Our research is funded through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the foundation for fundamental research on matter (FOM). We also obtain funding by the EU through funding of the BESSYII and SLS lightsources.
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Past funding

In the past we have also obtained funding from ASML, ICAM-I2CAM and the NSF.
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