MSE Areas: Novel electronic and magnetic materials; single-crystal synthesis; physics of complex oxides; high-field, low-temperature, and high-pressure material properties
Professor Cao’s research program encompasses a methodical search for novel quantum materials in single-crystal form, and a systematic effort to elucidate the underlying physics of these materials. Research activities include: (1) advanced techniques and comprehensive facilities to synthesize bulk single crystals of novel transition metal oxides and chalcogenides; 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, and pressure. 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.
Selected Publications and Accomplishments:
Book: “Frontiers of 4d- and 5d- Transition Metal Oxides”, Gang Cao and Lance E. De Long, World Scientific ISBN: 978-981-4374-859, London, 2013
“Evidence of an Odd-Parity Hidden Order in a Strongly Spin-Orbit Coupled Correlated Iridates”, L. Zhao, D. H. Torchinsky, H. Chu, V. Ivanov, R. Lifshitz, R. Flint, T. Qi, G. Cao and D. Hsieh, Nature Physics, 2015 doi:10.1038/nphys3517
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2009