The department uses neutron and X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy as well as optical spectroscopy and Raman scattering to explore the structure and dynamics of materials with strong electron correlations. We also have a strong effort in the development of new spectroscopic methods. As the close collaboration between experimentalists and theorists is essential for the progress in this field, a small theory group operates within the department.
Our paper on the dynamics of spiral magnets on the verge of a metal-insulator transition was selected as an Editor's choice in Physical Review Letters, already the third this year in the Physical Review journals.
Humboldt Prize and Humboldt Fellowship
Prof. Ali Yazdani (Princeton University) was awarded a Research Prize by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and will be visiting our department in 2015. The Humboldt Foundation also awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Matteo Minola, now member of the inelastic photon scattering group.