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 AdenwallaNovel Interactions in Thin Film Magnetic Systems
Kirill BelashchenkoElectronic Structure and Transport in Magnetic Materials and Nanostructures
Christian BinekMagnetic Heterostructures
Peter DowbenChanges in Electronic (Band) Structure Across Electronic Phase Transitions
Stephen DucharmeFundamental Physics and Potential Applications of Organic Ferroelectrics
Axel EndersSelf-Assembled Magnetic Nanostructures
Alexei GruvermanFundamental Studies of Nanoscale Physical Phenomena in Electronic and Polar Materials
Xia HongComplex Oxide Interfaces and Nanostructures; Two Dimensional Electron Systems
Alexey KovalevTheoretical Condensed-Matter Physics; Spintronics; Spin-Dependent Transport; Quantum Information Processing
Sy-Hwang LiouMagnetic Domain Imaging; Magnetic Nanostructured Materials and Complex Oxides
David SellmyerNanoscale Magnetic Materials; Self-Assembled Dots
Robert StreubelExperimental Studies of Curvature, Strain and Disorder Effects in Magnetic Materials
Evgeny TsymbalComputational Studies of Magnetic, Ferroelectric, and Transport Properties of Nanoscale Materials and Structures
Xiaoshan XuExperimental Condensed Matter Physics
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Condensed Matter & Materials Physics Emeritus Professors
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