Condensed Matter Physics Experimental

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Condensed matter physics is the study of the macroscopic properties of materials. It seeks to use the well-established laws of microscopic physics to predict the collective properties of very large numbers of electrons, atoms or molecules. 

Experimental research in condensed matter physics is carried out in an interdepartmental group of the Departments of Physics and Applied Physics, including several labs in the Yale West Campus Energy Sciences Institute. Interests range from the study of electronic properties of semiconductor microstructures to those of the high temperature superconductors, the physics of novel quantum materials, as well as from quantum optics and optomechanics to quantum information processing. 

For further information see the CME webpage.

Experiments

Faculty

Charles Ahn's picture Charles Ahn
John C. Malone Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Physics
BCT 301
charles.ahn@yale.edu
203-432-6421
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Growth and Characterization of Oxides, Crystalline Oxides on Semiconductors, Ferroelectric Coupling to Conducting Channels, Picoscale Engineering of Correlated Advanced Nanomaterials, Synchrotron Structures of Interfaces, X-ray Diffraction and Applications

Sean Barrett's picture Sean Barrett
Professor of Physics and Applied Physics
SPL 24
sean.barrett@yale.edu
203-432-6928
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Quadratic Echo Line-Narrowing, Imaging Hard and Soft Solids, Advancing Spectral Reconstruction with Undersampled Data Sets, Custom NMR/MRI Probe Design and Construction

Charles Brown's picture Charles Brown
Assistant Professor of Physics
SPL 68B
charles.d.brown@yale.edu
Research Website
He/him/his
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Ultracold atomic physics in optical lattices

Hui Cao's picture Hui Cao
John C. Malone Professor of Applied Physics, Professor of Physics, Professor of Electrical Engineering
BCT 309
hui.cao@yale.edu
203-432-0683
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Coherent control of light transport and absorption, Random lasers, Spatial coherence engineering of lasers, Speckle-based spectrometers

Eduardo da Silva Neto's picture Eduardo da Silva Neto
Assistant Professor of Physics
ESI-II A151
eduardo.dasilvaneto@yale.edu
530 554 2767
Research Website
He/him/his
Experimentalist
Michel Devoret's picture Michel Devoret
Frederick W. Beinecke Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics
BCT 413
michel.devoret@yale.edu
203-432-4273
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Quantronics Laboratory (QuLab): quantum superconducting tunnel junction circuits and their applications to information processing

Jack Harris's picture Jack Harris
Professor of Physics
SPL 49, WLW 327
jack.harris@yale.edu
+1 (203) 432-3826
Research Website
He/him/his
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Optomechanics: Radiation Pressure - Radiation pressure in the quantum engine, Optical control of microstructures, Mechanical control of nonclassical light and Persistent Current - Microcantilevers and probes of closed mesoscopic systems, In-situ electron thermometry, Persistent currents in normal-metal rings

Yu He's picture Yu He
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and of Physics
BCT 327
yu.he@yale.edu
+1 (650) 3916289
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Metal to insulator transitions, Superconductivity, 2D Magnetism, Solid State Quantum Simulation

Konrad Lehnert's picture Konrad Lehnert
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
konrad.lehnert@yale.edu
Experimentalist
Simon Mochrie's picture Simon Mochrie
Professor of Physics & Applied Physics
SPL 68C
simon.mochrie@yale.edu
203-436-4809, 203-432-4086
Research Website
He/him/his
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Single Molecule Optical Tweezers Measurement on Nucleosomes, Fast Scanning Random Access STED Microscopy, Protein Degradation in Yeast, The Role of Peripheral Chromatin in Nuclear Mechanics

Daniel Prober's picture Daniel Prober
Professor of Applied Physics, Physics & Electrical Engineering
BCT 417
daniel.prober@yale.edu
+1 (203) 432-4280
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Dynamics of Carbon Nanomaterials, Superconducting Photon Detectors

Peter Rakich's picture Peter Rakich
Associate Professor of Applied Physics
BCT 407
peter.rakich@yale.edu
203-432-9256
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Radiation Pressure Induced Photon-Phonon Coupling at Nanoscales, Self-Adaptive Optomechanical Systems and Open-System Energetics, Novel Laser Sources Based on Photon-Phonon Interactions

Robert Schoelkopf's picture Robert Schoelkopf
Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics
BCT 423
robert.schoelkopf@yale.edu
203-432-4289
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

The development of solid-state quantum bits (qubits) for quantum computing, and the advancement of their performance to practical levels

Hong Tang's picture Hong Tang
Llewellyn West Jones, Jr. Professor of Engineering
BCT 525
hong.tang@yale.edu
+1 (203) 432-4256
Research Website
Experimentalist

Current Projects:

Quantum transduction from microwave to optical photons, Quantum networks and quantum communications, Superconducting quantum detectors