Professor Gang Cao Research Group
It is now widely recognized that whoever controls materials controls technology.
Our research is driven by two interconnected thrusts -- Discovery of New Quantum Materials and Control of Novel Quantum States. It encompasses a methodical search for new quantum materials, especially new 4d- and 5d-electron based materials, and a systematic effort to elucidate and control novel quantum states in these materials driven by a combined effect of electronic correlation and spin-obit interaction. Our group is equipped with (1) advanced techniques and comprehensive facilities to synthesize bulk single crystals of quantum materials, and (2) a wide spectrum of tools for experimental studies of structural, transport, magnetic, thermal and dielectric properties as functions of chemical composition, temperature, magnetic field, pressure and, electrical current. Measurements are often carried out at extreme conditions, i.e., ultralow temperatures, high magnetic fields and high pressures. We have also established broad collaborations with leading scientists in the US and around the world.