Physics of New Materials
As of February 2016 the group is no longer active, as Prof. Batlogg has been transitioned into emeritus status.
The group's main research theme was centered around the synthesis and study of new materials which exhibit novel physical phenomena, as well as their potential use in current and future applications. Materials under current investigation included superconductors, organic molecular crystals, 3D heteroepitaxially-grown semiconductor pillars (Ge on Si) and NaxCoO3 layered compounds, which provide correlated electrons on a triangular lattice. A wide range of synthesis methods for crystals and thin films has been developed. A recent achievement was the combination of focused-ion beam shaped crystals under extreme conditions with respect to pressure, temperature and magnetic field, which led to the exploration of superconductors and quantum materials in so far unexplored parameter space.