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Professor Lee's research involves studies of novel electronic and magnetic materials in single crystalline form. The goal is to understand the properties of correlated electron systems and quantum spin systems, with an eye towards discovering new materials or new physical phenomena. A major shortcoming in the present knowledge of solid state physics is the inability to describe the properties of systems composed of many quantum particles that strongly interact with each other. The delicate interplay between the constituents of these correlated electron systems (involving the magnetic, charge, orbital, and lattice degrees of freedom) leads to a variety of exotic phases, such as high-Tc superconductivity and colossal magneto-resistance.

Recent news

09/2017 John left us for a position in industry.
08/2017 Jiajia becomes an Associate Staff Scientist at SLAC!
09/2016 We receive and install our new PPMS Dynacool!
09/2016 Graduate student Rebecca Smaha joins the group.
11/2015 Dr. John P. Sheckelton joins our group as a new postdoc.
10/2015 Graduate student Jack Jiang joins the group.
03/2015 Graduate student Wei He joins the group. Welcome!
11/2014 Dr. Jiajia Wen joins our group as a new post-doc.
09/2014 Research Associate Costel R. Rotundu joins the group.
08/2014 Professor Young S. Lee moves from MIT to Stanford, Applied Physics and SLAC.