Condensed Matter

Boris Shklovskii studies the theory of transport and electronelectron correlations in disordered systems, quantum Hall effect, hopping conduction and metalnonmetal transition.



Phase portrait of a phase transition in reactiondiffusion models. 
Physics of Matter
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.
Condensed Matter Physics Faculty
Fiona Burnell  Exotic phases of matter phases not described by the conventional Landau classification based on broken symmetries. 
Charles E. Campbell  The manybody theory and statistical mechanics of quantum spin systems and of strongly correlated quantum fluids.

Andrey Chubukov  
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. Transport and magnetization
measurements. 
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 semiconductor systems. 
Boris Shklovskii  Theory of transport and electronelectron correlations in disordered systems, quantum Hall effect, hopping conduction and metalnonmetal transition. 
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  Pattern formation outside of thermodynamic equilibrium. Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation, and chaos. Defect motion in soft matter and in complex fluids such as block copolymers and nematic suspensions. 
Michael Zudov  Nonequlibrium transport in quantum Hall systems 

Condensed Matter Physics Research Staff
Ben Frederick Intoy  Nonequlibrium physics, Complex systems, evolutionary game theory. 
Jian Kang  strongly correlated electron system, including high Tc superconductivity, magnetism, and etc. 
Peter Orth  Nonequilibrium dynamics of interacting quantum manybody systems, quantum magnetism with competing interactions, and interaction effects in graphene and topological insulators. 
Konstantin Reich  
Ioannis Rousochatzakis  
Marc Schulz  topological states of matter, topological phases transitions, anyons, frustrated magnetism, linkedcluster methods, etc. 
Tigran Sedrakyan  
Guichuan Yu  Xray and neutron scattering studies of the highTc superconductors. Crystal growth and characterization. Torque magnetometry. 

Condensed Matter Physics Graduate Students
