The Heusler compounds are an exciting class of intermetallics due to their ability to adopt a wide range of tuneable electrical and magnetic properties, including metallicity, half metallic ferromagnetism, superconductivity, and narrow band gap semiconducting behavior with large thermoelectric power factors. Additionally, some of the Half Heuslers are predicted to be topological insulators, making this family a candidate system for creating multifunctional topological heterostructures and exploring the new physics that emerges at their interfaces.
Epitaxy of dissimilar materials.
Growth and characterization of Heusler compounds and III-V heterostructures.
III-As,Sb IR lasers, Heuslers compounds, spintronics, quantum computing
Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth of III-V semiconductor-superconductor heterostructures, low temperature optical spectroscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, topological quantum computing