Condensed Matter & Materials Physics

Condensed Matter & Materials Physics
Condensed Matter & Materials Physics

Condensed matter physics is the study of basic physical phenomena in solids, liquids, and intermediate states of matter such as glasses, and includes such topics as phase transitions in various physical properties, electronic and crystalline structures, limited-dimensionality effects (thin films, nanowires), soft condensed matter, disordered crystals and glasses, polymers, and biological materials. New materials and structures are synthesized and their structural, electronic, magnetic, optical, thermal, and transport properties are investigated.

Novel phenomena in these materials and structures are predicted, discovered, and studied. Research in condensed matter/materials physics is certainly exciting, and the applications are widespread and of great national significance.

The Condensed Matter & Materials Physics group operates laboratories for investigations of a broad range of phenomena and materials. The CMMP group works in conjunction with the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

Condensed Matter & Materials Physics Faculty


Shireen Adenwalla

Shireen Adenwalla

Novel Interactions in Thin Film Magnetic Systems
Kirill Belashchenko

Kirill Belashchenko

Electronic Structure and Transport in Magnetic Materials and Nanostructures
Christian Binek

Christian Binek

Magnetic Heterostructures
Peter Dowben

Peter Dowben

Changes in Electronic (Band) Structure Across Electronic Phase Transitions
Stephen Ducharme

Stephen Ducharme

Fundamental Physics and Potential Applications of Organic Ferroelectrics
Axel Enders

Axel Enders

Self-Assembled Magnetic Nanostructures
Alexei Gruverman

Alexei Gruverman

Fundamental Studies of Nanoscale Physical Phenomena in Electronic and Polar Materials
Xia Hong

Xia Hong

Complex Oxide Interfaces and Nanostructures; Two Dimensional Electron Systems
Alexey Kovalev

Alexey Kovalev

Theoretical Condensed-Matter Physics; Spintronics; Spin-Dependent Transport; Quantum Information Processing
Sy-Hwang Liou

Sy-Hwang Liou

Magnetic Domain Imaging; Magnetic Nanostructured Materials and Complex Oxides
David Sellmyer

David Sellmyer

Nanoscale Magnetic Materials; Self-Assembled Dots
Evgeny Tsymbal

Evgeny Tsymbal

Computational Studies of Magnetic, Ferroelectric, and Transport Properties of Nanoscale Materials and Structures
Xiaoshan Xu

Xiaoshan Xu

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Visit the Faculty Interest page for complete profiles of research interests.

Condensed Matter & Materials Physics Emeritus Professors

Robert J. Hardy rhardy@unl.edu
Sitaram S. Jaswal jaswal@unl.edu
Roger D. Kirby rkirby@unl.edu
Edgar A. Pearlstein epearlstein@unl.edu