Minhyea Lee Portrait
Associate Professor

Office: DUAN F517

Research Interests:

My group studies quantum materials — crystalline solids with unusual physical properties arising from the quantum mechanical nature and interactions of electrons. Our interests include exotic magnetic phases and their low energy excitations, heat transport mechanisms, strong spin-orbit interaction, and its imprints on light-matter interactions. These topics are not only at the heart of exciting developments in quantum materials research but also have strong potential to play a vital role in future technologies. 

Selected Publications:

  1. Suetsugu S, Shimomura M, Kamimura M, Asaba T, Asaeda H, Kosuge Y, Sekino Y, Ikemori S, Kasahara Y, Kohsaka Y, Lee M, Yanase Y, Sakai H, Opletal P, Yoshifumi Tokiwa Y, Haga Y, Matsuda Y. Fully gapped pairing state in spin-triplet superconductor UTe2. Science Advance. 2024; DOI:10.1126/sciadv.adk3772
  2. Feng K, Bush C, Oladehin O, Lee M, Baumbach R. Complex Antiferromagnetic Order in the Metallic Triangular Lattice Compound SmAuAl4Ge2. Physical Review B. 2024; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.109.014436 
  3. Nelson JN, Leahy IA, Rice AD, Brook C, Teeter G, Schilfgaarde Mv, Lany S, Fluegel B, Lee M, Alberi, K. Direct Link between disorder and magnetoresistance in topological semimetals. Physical Review B. 2023; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.107.L220206
  4. Spann BT,  Weber JC,  Brubaker MD,  Todd  EH, Yang L, Honarvar H, Tsai CN, Treglia AC, Lee M, Hussein MI et al. Semiconductor Thermal and Electrical Properties Decoupled by Localized Phonon Resonances. Advanced Materials. 2023; DOI: 10.1002/adma.202209779.
  5. Feng K, Leahy IA, Oladehin O, Wei K, Lee M, Baumbach R. Magnetic ordering in GdAuAl4Ge2 and TbAuAl4Ge2 : Layered compounds with triangular lanthanide nets. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2022.170006 
  6. Leahy I, Feng K, Dery R, Baumbach R, Lee M. Field-induced magnetic states in the metallic rare-earth layered triangular antiferromagnet TbAuAl4Ge2. Physical Review B. 2022; DOI:10.1103PhysRevB.106.094426 
  7. Pocs C, Siegfried P, Xing J, Sefat A, Hermele M, Normand B, Lee M. Systematic extraction of crystal electric-field effects and quantum magnetic model parameters in triangular rare-earth magnets. Physical Review Research. 2021;DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.043202
  8. Tran T, Pocs C, Zhang Y, Winiarski M, Sun J, Lee M, McQueen T. Spinon excitations in the quasi-one-dimensional S = 1/2 chain compound Cs4CuSb2Cl12. Physical Review B. 2020; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.235107 
  9. Cao G, Zheng H, Zhao H, Ni Y, Pocs C, Zhang Y, Ye F, Hoffmann C, Wang X, Lee M, Hermele M, Kimchi I. Quantum liquid from strange frustration in the trimer magnet Ba4Ir3O10. npj Quantum Materials. 2020; DOI: 10.1038/s41535-020-0232-6 
  10. Pocs C, Leahy I, Zheng H, Cao G, Choi E, Do S, Choi K, Normand B, Lee M. Giant thermal magnetoconductivity in CrCl 3 and a general model for spin-phonon scattering. Physical Review Research. 2020; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013059