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Imaging phase transitions in quantum materials

Project description

Microscopy technique with unprecedented spatial resolution reveals electron interactions

The physics of strongly interacting electron systems is remarkably rich and complex. The electron charge, spin, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom result in competing interactions, leading to phase transitions and the emergence of exotic phases. The EU-funded SEE_QPT project aims to provide clear-cut evidence for these elusive many-body states that are in the blind spot of global measurements. Researchers will use a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID), a powerful scanning probe to identify and image trace amounts of conductivity, superconductivity and magnetism with a high spatial resolution. The tool will be integrated with a set of tuning knobs to enable simultaneous manipulation and imaging of quantum phase transitions. Project outputs will provide more clues about the mechanisms that drive fundamental electron transitions, paving the way for the development of innovative quantum materials.

Host institution

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 2 052 739,00
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 052 739,00

Beneficiaries (1)

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 2 052 739,00
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 052 739,00