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The Shoenberg Laboratory for Quantum Matter

The Shoenberg Laboratory for Quantum Matter was formed in 2004, combining the Low Temperature Physics group (LTP) and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Superconductivity (IRC).

The Quantum Matter Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, studies matter under extreme conditions, i.e., at very low temperatures, high magnetic fields and high pressure using advanced experimental techniques. The goal of this research is to understand new forms of magnetism and superconductivity and to find electrically conducting materials with new physical properties not described within the standard models of solid state physics. Some of the recent discoveries of the group are finding applications in the fields of refrigeration and detector technology.

The group is a beneficiary of funding from a wide array of national and international funding bodies. These include EPSRC, the Royal Society, the COST ECOM P16 network, ICAM, KAIST as well as several Cambridge colleges.

Exotic States of Matter on the Edge of Magnetism Electronic Structure of Correlated Materials Novel Superconductors High-Tc Superconductors Quantum Ferroelectrics
Generic phase diagram for a magnetic quantum critical point Fermi Surface of Sr2RuO4, Raytraced by Christoph Bergemann
Spin-spin interaction: illustration of a magnetization wave induced by a moving test spin on the border of ferromagnetism. Crystal structure of YBCO Schematic of ferroelectric quantum critical point with typical perovskite crystal structure shown in the top right inset

Contact Address:

The Shoenberg Laboratory for Quantum Matter
Cavendish Laboratory
J J Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0HE
Phone: +44 (0)1223 337254
Fax: +44 (0)1223 337356

Contact Email:

Group Administrator: Helen Verrechia
E-mail: hv213 'at'