Scanning Probe Microscopy Lab

group photo 2023

Group photo (2023)

The research activities in our group focus on topological phenomena in correlated quantum materials. The current research interests include: topological insulators and related materials, quantum anomalous Hall effect, topological Hall effect, magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroics (where magnetism and ferroelectricity coexist) and magnetoelectrics, strain-induced magnetism and multiferroicity, etc. We endeavor to develop new experimental techniques (e.g. MeFM) and tools to explore emergent phenomena in novel materials at nanometer/atomic scale. The unique instrumentation in our SPM lab allows us to carry out cutting-edge research at the forefront of material science, especially in novel magnetic materials We use low temperature-scanning probe microscopy (LT-SPM), such as magnetic force microscopy (MFM), magnetoelectric force microscopy (MeFM) and scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/STS) to investigate these nanoscale phenomena, and how they evolve as experimental parameters (temperature, magnetic field, stress and etc.) vary. Interested graduate students and postdoc candidates are encouraged to contact me.

Last modified: July 26, 2023