Rob Kiefl

(604) 822-3037 (604) 222-7511
Physics and Astronomy
Hennings 407
6224 Agricultural Rd
Vancouver, V6T 1Z1

My research interests are in condensed matter physics and in particular the area of so-called quantum materials and their interfaces. In general, the properties of an interface (or surface region) are different than the properties of the two constituent materials in the same way a molecule has different properties than its constituent atoms. Our goals are to discover exactly how these differences arise near surfaces and interfaces. Our group has been developing a new technique called low energy beta- detected NMR, in which a spin polarized beam of radioactive nuclei, produced at the TRIUMF ISAC facility, is used a probe of local magnetic and electronic properties of quantum materials and their interfaces.

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