Advanced scanning technology sheds more light on strongly correlated materials
The microscopic observation of strongly correlated electronic materials is critical to understanding the mechanisms of electronic structures and the reasons for their lack of homogeneity and broken symmetry. Although local magnetic probes can be used to resolve magnetic order and probe local superconducting phase fluctuation, the majority do not meet resolution requirements. Thermal microscopy, on the other hand, enables the study of dissipation mechanisms in high Tc superconductors, but it cannot be carried out at low temperatures. By combining magnetic and thermal imaging techniques, the EU-funded STRONG project intends to expand and improve the capabilities of a novel technology: a scanning superconducting quantum interference device microscope, which is mounted on a nanometric tip. This innovation will provide insight into the phenomena that occur in strongly correlated materials.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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