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Paul CrowellPaul Crowell and his research group focus on the transport of spin across interfaces between dissimilar materials as well as spin dynamics and relaxation in systems far from equilibrium. He is also interested in the excitations of inhomogeneous magnetic systems, particularly vortices. These experiments are carried out using transport and optical techniques developed in the Crowell group. 

Condensed matter physics, and the closely associated discipline of materials physics, are the largest subfields in physics. Condensed matter research at Minnesota spans a range that includes the strange properties of electricity at nanoscales, to activities that may truly be considered "high science," understanding phenomena such as "superfluids," ^{3}He and ^{4}He.
Condensed matter and materials physics have been the sources of numerous technologies important to daily life. These include compound semiconductor electronics, magnetic and optical storage systems, liquid crystal displays, and semiconductor lasers. Among the many efforts at Minnesota aimed at future technology are the experiments in spintronics, which are attempting to solve problems associated with the coupling of a semiconductor and a ferromagnet. Several of the condensed matter faculty members participate in the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, a collaborative effort by the University that crosses departmental boundaries.
The condensed matter group at Minnesota investigates a wide range of experimental and theoretical problems in superconductivity and superfluidity, magnetism, mesoscopic physics, liquid crystals, semiconductors, surface physics and complexity.
Fiona Burnell  Exotic phases of matter phases not described by the conventional Landau classification based on broken symmetries. 
Andrey Chubukov  Condensed matter theorist working in the area of unconventional behavior or electrons: superconductivity, strongly correlated electron systems and quantum magnetism 
Paul Crowell  Spin dynamics and transport in ferromagnets and ferromagnetsemiconductor heterostructures. 
E. Dan Dahlberg  
Rafael Fernandes  Strongly correlated electron systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Competing phases and emergent order. Disorder effects in quantum phase transitions. 
Eric Ganz  Calculations of the properties of novel Materials 
Allen Goldman  Properties of superconductors and selected magnetic materials in the configuration of thin films. 
Martin Greven  Experimental condensed matter physics. Hightemperature superconductivity. Lowdimensional magnetism. Crystal growth of quantum materials. Neutron and Xray scattering. Charge transport. 
J. Woods Halley  Condensed matter and chemical physics theory, simulation and experiment with an emphasis on interfaces and models of prebiotic evolution. 
ChengCher Huang  
James Kakalios  Experimental Condensed Matter: Amorphous Semiconductors, Fluctuation Phenomena in Neurological Systems, Segregation in Granular Media 
Alex Kamenev  Theoretical condensed matter physics, disordered systems and glasses, fieldtheoretical treatment of manybody systems, mesoscopic systems, out of equilibrium systems 
Natalia Perkins  Strongly correlated electron systems. Frustrated magnetism. Orbital physics. Competing phases and emergent order in systems with strong spinorbit coupling. 
Vlad Pribiag  My research focuses on quantum electronic transport in lowdimensional materials, and applications to quantum information processing. 
Boris Shklovskii  Theory of transport and electronelectron correlations in disordered systems, quantum Hall effect, hopping conduction, metalnonmetal transition and transport in nanocrystal films. 
Oriol T. Valls  Superconducting and Magnetic Proximity Effects in F/S nanostructures; Exotic forms of superconductivity; Charge and Spin Transport in F/S nanostructures; Superfluid Hydrodynamics; Dynamics of quantum Crystals. 
Jorge Vinals  Nonlinear dynamics, pattern formation, and chaos in systems driven outside of thermodynamic equilibrium. Topological defect motion in soft matter, including transport. 
Ke Wang  Novel quantum physics in gatedefined nanostructures on 2D Van der Waals materials 
Michael Zudov  Quantum transport in twodimensional systems 
Charles E. Campbell  The manybody theory and statistical mechanics of quantum spin systems and of strongly correlated quantum fluids. 
Morten Christensen  
Avraham Klein  Dynamics of strongly correlated systems, classical and quantum hydrodynamics, quantum statistics in disordered systems 
Maria Navarro Gastiasoro 
Olesya Koroteeva  
Boyi Yang  Ionic Liquid Doping of High Tc Cuprates 