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. We explore these using two home-built scanning probe microscopes operating down to temperatures as low as 10 mK. Our focus is on magnetic imaging using superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) and Hall probes as scanning probes. Our lab also works on improving scanning probes in terms of spatial resolution, sensitivity and functionality.