Special Issue "Exploration of Novel Quantum Materials"

A special issue of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896). This special issue belongs to the section "Quantum Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2022) | Viewed by 255

Special Issue Editor

Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies (IQMT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: condensed matter; quantum materials; materials development & crystal growth; crystallography; correlated electron systems; superconductivity; magnetism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Quantum materials (QM) are systems whose physical description is rooted in quantum mechanical descriptions, which is beyond the approximated classical description at the macroscopic level in the condensed matter. These materials often harbor strong correlation among the electrons that can lead to novel phenomena seen due to collective interaction of electronic states. These novel phenomena include high-temperature superconductivity, topological states of matter, colossal magnetoresistance, Mott transition, and giant magnetoelectric effect. Discovering novel quantum behavior in condensed matter physics is often undertaken by synthesizing a new crystal and combination of theoretical predictions about the characteristics needed to explore the unprecedented quantum properties. Therefore, it is important to discuss and to provide an overview of the role of crystal growth and characterization in the process of discovering a quantum material.

The key topics of this Special Issue are:

  • Synthesis and crystal growth of novel quantum materials
  • Thin films and nanostructures
  • Crystallographic and electronic structure of quantum materials
  • High-Tc superconductors’ (iron-based SCs and cuprates) quantum magnetism
  • Quantum phase transitions
  • Topological superconductors
  • Topological insulators
  • Dirac materials
  • Quantum materials under extreme conditions of pressure, temperature or magnetic field

Dr. Amir-Abbas Haghighirad
Guest Editor

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  • quantum materials
  • correlated electron systems
  • synthesis and crystal growth
  • crystallography
  • magnetism
  • superconductivity
  • phase transitions

Published Papers

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