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Experimental study of plasmon polaritons in topological insulators and Weyl Semi-Metals.

Project description

Unprecedented measurement of exotic light and matter interactions

There are so many exotic particle interactions and quasi-particles around these days, it can be hard to keep them straight. Among them are polaritons, hybrid particles consisting of a photon strongly coupled to an electric dipole. Recently, researchers discovered that thousands of known materials likely harbour so-called topological states, exotic phases of matter so far identified in just a few hundred. The EU-funded TOPLASMON project is exploiting a cutting-edge measurement system that will enable scientists to study polaritons in topological materials, revealing novel topological polaritons for the first time and opening the door to a burst of new research into condensed matter and nanophotonics.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 172 932,48