The group will focus on scanning probe microscopy at low temperatures to study emergent order and phenomena in different quantum materials. To start with we’ll set up scanning SQUID microscopes operating from 20mK to 2K and from 2K up to 100K respectively. In the longer term we’ll develop a set of different scanning probes that combined with transport will provide a powerful toolbox to locally and globally study a diverse set of materials.
The new lab will have opportunities for postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students! Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Welcome to the Nowack Lab! We are excited about a broad set of topics ranging from emergent phenomena in quantum materials over topological phases of matter to spintronics devices. Our favorite tool to explore these is scanning probe microscopy. At the moment we are building two microscopes to operate in different temperature ranges. Both microscopes will be optimized to scan mesoscopic probes with superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) being the first that we will implement. In the future we will employ additional probes such as Hall probes and single electron transistors depending on our imaging needs for a given problem.