Condensed Matter Physics
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Transport in Mesoscopic Systems
High Tc Superconductivity
Surface and Interface Physics
Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
Synchrotron X-ray Scattering
Fluctuations and Molecular Ordering at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
Research Areas, cont'd.
Interfaces in Soft Matter
Soft Condensed matter
Complex Systems and Fluids
Discrete Dynamical Systems
Strongly Correlated Systems
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Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize
The Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize was endowed in 1952 by AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies) as a means of recognizing outstanding scientific work. Juan Carlos Campuzano, UIC Distinguished Professor of Physics, and an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, was awarded this prize in 2011, along with P. Johnson of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Z.X. Shen of Stanford. The three men advanced ARPES, an experimental technique used to observe electrons within solids, to the level where one could use it to understand the nature of high-temperature superconductors, two-dimensional materials that could revolutionize technology.
Argonne National Lab
Established in 1946 to focus on nuclear research, ANL has diversified its research interests to include plasma wakefield acceleration and a strong battery research program. It is the site of the Advanced Photon Source, at the time the producer of the brightest X-rays in the world. Located three miles from UIC, the campus benefits from visiting scholars and ongoing collaboration between the two locations.
Brookhaven National Lab
Located on Long Island, just 20 miles from New York City, BNL is one of the most powerful multidisciplinary research laboratories in the United States. Brookhaven also houses the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), which is one of the world’s most widely used scientific facilities. This facility is being upgraded to the NSLS-II, which will provide x-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than the current facility.