We are a dynamic research group at the Leiden Institute of Physics. Our aim is to explore and understand quantum materials, including strange metals, high-temperature superconductors, and quantum critical electron matter.
To this end, we develop novel spectroscopic-imaging scanning tunneling microscopy (SI-STM) tools to visualize the relevant quantum mechanical degrees of freedom. We want do be able to build the perfect instruments to answer the scientific questions we deem most important (see Research).
We are located at Leiden University, the birthplace of superconductivity and home to Kamerlingh Onnes, Lorentz, Huygens, Einstein, de Sitter, and others (see e.g. the wall of signatures from Ehrenfest lecturers). We exchange ideas and work with our neighbors from Quantum Matter & Optics, as well as with the colleagues from our world-class theory section.
We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info) !
We imaged the doubling of shot noise due to Andreev reflections in a STM, posted on arXiv.24. May 2019
Irene defends her PhD!08. May 2019
Dome makes it on the University website.01. January 2019
The inhomogeneous superfluid paper is on arXiv.13. December 2018
Our paper about how to construct an STM is in Review of Scientific Instruments.08. October 2018
We discovered charge trapping in a high-Tc superconductor! Publication in Nature Physics.27. September 2018
Our MHz amplifier for STM is published in Review of Scientific Instruments.16. May 2018
Milan, Koen and Irene talk about superconductivity in Made in Leiden.