Condensed Matter Experiment

Muons and extreme conditions as probes of novel materials

Welcome to the Luke Group webpage.

Our group is interested in the physical properties of quantum materials which include novel superconducting and magnetic systems. In addition to a program in crystal growth where we synthesize a broad range of inter-metallic and transition metal oxides, we employ a variety of in-house characterization techniques including electrical transport and magnetic susceptibility measurements. We have a very active research program using large national facilities for techniques such as muon spin relaxation, neutron scattering and the use of high magnetic fields.