Condensed Matter Physics
Researchers in this group explore the collective behaviour of electrons, atoms, and molecules. Experimental laboratories are in the New Horizons Centre and include unique capabilities such as low-temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy capable of imaging individual atoms on surfaces.
The Condensed Matter group makes use of: the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM) - including the double aberration corrected Titan TEM, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), and the Australian Synchrotron .
The group has strong overlap with the Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials (MCATM) which explores the properties of novel 2D materials such as graphene and the topological insulator surface states.
A wide range of theoretical and experimental research projects are available for students to pursue.
Scanning tunneling microscopy image of a metal-organic nano-chain on a noble metal surface. Dr. Agustin Schiffrin is developing techniques to probe and control the structural and electronic properties of supramolecular nano-architectures on surfaces at the atomic scale.
|Dr Semonti Bhattacharyya|
|Dr Mark Edmonds|
|Dr Scott Findlay|
|Professor Michael Fuhrer|
|Dr Antonija Grubisic-Cabo|
|Dr Jesper Levinsen|
|Associate Professor Meera Parish|
|Dr Agustin Schiffrin|