Novel Quantum Phases At Interfaces

By artificially arranging spin-orbit coupled materials, superconductors and strongly correlated materials in an atomic-scale precision, we aim to create novel quantum states at interfaces. The Rashba-type spin-orbit coupling, induced by the breaking of inversion symmetry, is a key ingredient to enable creation and control of unconventional charge/spin states at an atomic level. A technical challenge is to fabricate an artificial stack of materials in atomic-layer precision. For this purpose, we adopt state-of-the-art thin film deposition techniques such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), which are tuned to cope with most demanding materials.


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