Condensed Matter

The theoretical and experimental study of the fundamental properties of systems consisting of a macroscopic number of constituents (atoms and molecules) is the central objective of this line of research.

The theoretical context, examines two major areas:

  • The physics of semiconductor nanostructures with highly correlated electronic states and their manifestations in the optical properties of wells, wires and quantum dots, with potential applications in quantum information processing.
  • The physics of "soft" condensed matter which considers the properties of liquids and gases with particular interest in classical Coulomb and quantum systems, their universal properties, their relationships with critical and field theory systems, and with applications to systems such as colloids, electrolytes and plasmas.

In the experimental context, the measurement of electrical and magnetic properties of materials is carried out. Special emphasis on ferromagnet superconducting structures and spin valves is made. Structural, magnetic, thermal and electrical transport studies and so on are carried out in nanostructured nanoparticles, especially ferrites. Studies in high temperature superconductors, Hall Effect in semiconductors and their applications in magnetic measurements of nanoparticles.

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More information about the research activities of this group in this link:

http://fimaco.uniandes.edu.co