A group of researchers at Stewart Blusson QMI at the University of British Columbia have successfully grown the parent compound of a high superconducting transition temperature material (perovskite bismuthate). Strontium bismuth oxide (SrBiO 3 ) was grown in a thin film form on a strontium titanate substrate using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Experimental results were recently reported in Physical Review...
QMI researchers have successfully grown a parent compound in a "quantum sandwich"
3rd Annual QMI Team Retreat
View image gallery from the 2019 QMI Retreat.
The 3rd Annual QMI Retreat took place at Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat from September 27-29, with over 130 participants from QMI research groups, technical and business operations. The purpose of this three-day event is to build a culture of collaboration and respect, while fostering a sense of pride in...
Nanofabrication Initiative receives funding from WD Canada
STEWART BLUSSON QUANTUM MATTER INSTITUTE RECEIVES $2,950,000 FROM WESTERN ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION CANADA TO SUPPORT NANOFABRICATION INITIATIVE
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD Canada) announced on September 4, the allocation of $2,950,000 to an initiative currently in development at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. This federal funding will be used to help defray the cost of implementing Phase 2 of...
Quantum Pathways 2019 Wraps Up
For many Quantum Pathways students, August 30 th was their last day at QMI. Hemadri Bhotla Vasudha is a 1 st year Quantum Pathways student who had to say her farewells a little earlier than her cohorts this year as the fall semester begins in August at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi , where she is currently completing...
Stewart Blusson QMI Welcomes Alannah Hallas
In July, QMI welcomed new faculty member Alannah Hallas from Rice University. Now an Assistant Professor in the UBC Physics and Astronomy department, Hallas joined QMI to head the Quantum Materials Design Lab which is currently in its planning and development stage. Having worked in both physics and chemistry, Alannah is passionate about taking an interdisciplinary approach to the...
New QMI Members
QMI Welcomes President Gonokami and University of Tokyo Delegates
On Saturday, August 17, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (QMI) hosted the cross-institutional workshop, Quantum Materials from Frequency to Time Domain , organized by Sergey Zhdanovich and Ryo Shimano from University of Tokyo (UTokyo), with the support of Kassandra Darbel. QMI welcomed the UTokyo delegates, including President Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, Satoru Nakatsuji, Yusuke Morita, and Ryo Shimano.
President Gonokami opened...
First test measurements to characterize the performance of the QMSC beamline
Studies of quantum materials heavily rely on experimental techniques which in some cases can only be conducted at large scale facilities. Examples of such techniques are neutron-, muon-, or x-ray scattering – as well as Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES), although QMI researchers also have access to ARPES in the lab led by Andrea Damascelli . QMI groups using these...
Emerging Indigenous Scholars Learn Lab Skills at QMI
This summer, Stewart Blusson QMI had the pleasure of hosting students from the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Emerging Indigenous Scholars Summer School Program . The program involves several weeks of coursework in English and math, as well as a lab internship at partner institutes in the Lower Mainland, including QMI and TRIUMF.
As noted on the PIMS...
Grand Challenges Update
On July 26, proposals for QMI’s Grand Challenges were presented to a steering committee for review and feedback. Disorder as a Design Principle of New Functional Materials , is a proposal being developed by a team led by Joerg Rottler, and includes QMI investigators from UBC Chemistry, UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering, and UBC Physics & Astronomy. This Grand Challenge...
A Visit to the Diamond Light Source
Members from the Zou and Damascelli groups visited the Diamond Light Source (DLS) at Oxford, UK, July 16-19, the first visit to the facilities by QMI members.
Ryan Day, Fengmiao Li, and Chong Liu had their application for beamtime at the world-renowned synchrotron facility accepted, allowing them to perform measurements on monolayer FeSe samples, a unique and interesting Fe-based...