Condensed Matter Physics
Condensed matter physics is a branch of physics that deals with the macroscopic physical properties of matter whenever the number of constituents in a system is large and the interactions between the constituents are strong, predominantly solids and liquids.
The most familiar examples of condensed phases are various types of solids and liquids, which arise from the bonding and electromagnetic force between atoms. More exotic condensed phases include the superfluid and the Bose-Einstein condensate found in certain atomic systems at very low temperature.
At the Department of Physics, we have presently ongoing activities in the following areas of Condensed Matter Physics:
- Bose-Einstein Condensates (Emil Lundh)
- Carbon-based Materials (Bertil Sundqvist)
- Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites and Glasses (Ove Andersson)
- Hydrogen Storage and Materials at High Pressure (Alexandr Talyzin)
- Jamming as a Critical Phenomenon (Peter Olsson)
- Nanomagnetism (Tatiana Makarova)
- Nano-structured Carbon (Thomas Wågberg)
- Phase Transitions, Critical Phenomena and Complex Networks (Petter Minnhagen)
- Quantum Measurement and Information (Jørgen Rammer, Andrei Shelankov)
- Soft condensed matter, polymers, colloids, self-assembly, nanostructuring (David Barbero)
- Organic Electronics (Ludvig Edman)