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
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