We are a small, dynamic 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 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.4. May 2018
Welcome Ram!5.-9. March 2018
Irene and Milan are at the March Meeting (Talk Tue 10am, session E45)27. December 2017
New paper published in collaboration with the group of Jan van Ruitenbeek10. November 2017
Doohee makes the third place at the LION Image Award.9. October 2017
We contributed to Miguel and Jan's new paper.