Center for the Advancement of Topological Semimetals (CATS)


Director

Robert McQueeney


Lead Institution

Ames Laboratory


Class

2018-2022


Mission

To discover and understand new magnetic topological materials that host quantum phenomena and functionality for future applications in computing, spin-based electronics, and sensing.


Research Topics

optics, thermal conductivity, charge transport, topological states, magnetism and spin physics, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel systems), synthesis (predictive)


Systems Studied

Systems: semiconductor, metal, optoelectronic and metamaterial

Interfaces: solid/solid

Nanostructured: 3D


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field microscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, high-throughput screening methods, density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC)


Partner Institutions

  • Ames Laboratory
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Harvard University
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Waterloo 
 

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan, Matthias Graf, Athena Sefat