Quantum Materials Science

Course Aim

This course hopes to provide the student with sufficient knowledge to enjoy quantum materials growth and analysis at the frontiers of quantum materials science.

Course Description

Discover a range of interesting quantum materials and their unique functionalities. Learn about the concept of materials design and its realization in bulk single crystal growth and epitaxial thin film growth. Learn the principles of single particle spectroscopy, particularly focusing on photoemission and tunneling spectroscopy. Experience quantum materials growth and characterization in the laboratory. Discuss and make presentations on recent literature.

Course Contents

Overview of recent interests in quantum materials
Materials design concepts and various growth methods
2-1. bulk single crystal growth
2-2. epitaxial thin film growth
Single particle spectroscopies
3-1. electronic states in momentum space
3-2. electronic states in real space
3-3. heterogeneous electronic states
Group discussion and presentations based on recent literatures
Lecture by external speakers
(Lectures will be invited from R&D companies)
Experiencing quantum materials growth and their characterization
(This will be flexibly arranged depending on attendee’s preference)


Presentation 50%, Report 50%

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Undergraduate level of condensed matter physics