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My research concerns the experimental behavior of lower-dimensional physical systems in extreme environments (especially high magnetic fields and low temperatures). Examples include magnetic-field induced superconductivity that occurs when electrons are confined to two dimensional planes and quantum-fluctuation induced phase transitions in a planar arrangement of frustrated magnetic spins. Smith students can travel with me to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to carry out measurements down to 0.1 Kelvin in magnetic fields up to 45 Tesla; we also carry out measurements down to 1.3 K and up to 9 T here at Smith.
Click here to see my research articles (ORCID Research ID 0000-0002-2704-9969)