Eduardo da Silva Neto

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Assistant Professor of Physics
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Research Areas: 
Condensed Matter Physics
Research Type: 
Biographical Sketch: 

Eduardo H. da Silva Neto is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Yale University. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics and Mathematics from Amherst College. In 2013, he obtained his Physics Ph.D degree from Princeton University, where he performed seminal scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/S) studies of heavy fermions and of charge order in cuprate high-temperature superconductors. Later he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia’s Quantum Matter Institute, during which time he was a Max Planck-UBC postdoctoral fellow and a Global Scholar for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. During that time he performed resonant x-ray scattering (RXS) and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) studies of correlated electron quantum materials. In 2016 he began to build his research group at the University of California, Davis. He joined the Department of Physics at Yale in 2020.

Eduardo’s interest in science started at a young age playing around with his father’s electrical equipment and tools. –Quick advice: it is not safe to insert metallic scissors in an electrical outlet !!!–  He later became fascinated with physics through reading popular books such as A Brief History of Time. In parallel, Eduardo also developed a passion for cinema (conversations on the topic require a minimum of one hour). Recognizing the importance of science communication, Eduardo is now combining these two passions to produce online videos for the broad dissemination of physics and for teaching.

Research : 

Eduardo H. da Silva Neto’s research is focused on the use of advanced spectroscopic techniques targeting the discovery and investigation of emergent electronic quantum states of matter. His group’s interests follow two intersecting directions: the study of intertwined orders in strongly correlated quantum materials and the investigation of emergent topological states in solids. For these studies we employ low-temperature and high magnetic field STM/S to visualize the quantum wave functions of electrons at the atomic scale, complemented by light-matter interaction experiments such as RXS and ARPES at synchrotron facilities.

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2013
Honors & Awards: 

2019 – NSF CAREER award
2019 – Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

Selected Publications: 

Light-enhanced Charge Density Wave Coherence in a High-Temperature Superconductor, S. Wandel, F. Boschini, E. H. da Silva Neto, L. Shen, M.X. Na, S. Zohar, Y. Wang, G.B. Welch, M.H. Seaberg, J.D. Koralek, G.L. Dakovski, W. Hettel, M.F. Lin, S.P. Moeller, W.F. Schlotter, A.H. Reid, M.P. Minitti, T. Boyle, F. He, R. Sutarto, R. Liang, D. Bonn, W. Hardy, R.A. Kaindl, D.G. Hawthorn, J-S. Lee, A.F. Kemper, A. Damascelli, C. Giannetti, J.J. Turner, G. Coslovich, arXiv:2003.04224

“Weyl”ing away time-reversal symmetry, Eduardo H. da Silva Neto, Science 365, 1248 (2019).

Topological surface states above the Fermi level in Hf2Te2, P. T.J. Boyle, A. Rossi, M. Walker, P. Carlson, M.K. Miller, J. Zhao, P. Klavins, C. Jozwiak, A. Bostwick, E. Rotenberg, V. Taufour, I.M. Vishik, E.H. da Silva Neto, Physical Review B 100, 081105(R) (2019).

Charge ordering in the electron-doped superconductor Nd2–xCexCuO4. Eduardo H. da Silva Neto, Riccardo Comin, Feizhou He, Ronny Sutarto, Yeping Jiang, Richard L. Greene, George A. Sawatzky, Andrea Damascelli, Science 347, 282 (2015).

Ubiquitous interplay between charge ordering and high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates. Eduardo H. da Silva Neto, Pegor Aynajian, Alex Frano, Riccardo Comin, Enrico Schierle, Eugen Weschke, András Gyenis, Jinsheng Wen, John Schneeloch, Zhijun Xu, Shimpei Ono, Genda Gu, Mathieu Le Tacon, Ali Yazdani, Science 343, 393 (2014).