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I work in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. In particular, I am interested in systems where the interactions between electrons play an important role in the properties of the system. Systems with strong electronic interactions which I study include the high temperature superconductors, related compounds such as transition metal oxides, and expanded metal compounds. Studies involve transport properties such as electrical conductivity, thermodynamic properties such as specific heat or magnetization, and scattering using ultrasound and x-rays.
Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory
Aerial View of the Advanced Photon Source (APS). (Credit: Argonne National Laboratory)
I am also involved in the construction of a new x-ray beamline at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. This beamline will measure the energy and momentum lost by x-rays and allow us to study vibrational and electronic excitations in solid state, liquid, and biological systems

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