Center for Quantum Materials


A three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will be used to fund fundamental research into materials, work that could have implications for technologies such as data storage, superconductors, fuel cells, and electrical power plants. MSI PI Rafael Fernandes (Physics and Astronomy) is a member of the new Center for Quantum Materials, which is an interdisciplinary center that will study complex oxides. An article about this grant and the new center’s work appears on the College of Science and Engineering website: University of Minnesota receives major US Department of Energy grant to study next generation of materials.

Professor Fernandes uses MSI for quantum Monte Carlo studies of the interplay between high-temperature superconductivity and magnetism.