Palmstrøm Research Group
The study of novel materials and structures allows us to explore interesting physics and to form the basis for making new devices. A fundamental understanding of growth is critical to the advancement of materials and structures. In order to develop structures with novel properties, it is essential to control the interface structure and chemistry at the atomic level. Our group has a strong emphasis on heteroepitaxial growth of dissimilar materials via molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). These include materials with different crystal structures, bonding, and electronic, magnetic, optical and topological properties.
To aid in the exploration of these properties, our lab is equipped with 6 (soon to be 7) MBEs, ARPES, XPS, 3 STMs, and more, all interconnected under ultra-high vacuum (UHV). This is complemented by multiple ex-situ low-temperature magnetotransport and magnetic measurement instruments.