The Madhavan group studies the emergent properties of electrons in materials where electrons interact strongly with one another or have special properties due to the topological characteristics of the system. To do this they use experimental techniques like scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spin-polarized STM that can probe the quantum mechanical properties of materials at nanometer length scales. They use the same techniques to study monolayers and few layers of interesting superconductors and topological insulators that they grow by molecular beam epitaxy.
- Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation EpiQS Experimental Investigator, 2020
- Fellow, American Physical Society, 2015
- National Science Foundation Career award, 2007
Jiao, L., Howard, S., Ran, S., Wang, Z., Rodriguez, J. O., Sigrist, M., … & Madhavan, V. (2020). Chiral superconductivity in heavy-fermion metal UTe 2. Nature, 579(7800), 523-527.
Wang, Z., Rodriguez, J. O., Jiao, L., Howard, S., Graham, M., Gu, G. D., … & Madhavan, V. (2020). Evidence for dispersing 1D Majorana channels in an iron-based superconductor. Science, 367(6473), 104-108.
Okada, Y., Serbyn, M., Lin, H., Walkup, D., Zhou, W., Dhital, C., … & Madhavan, V. (2013). Observation of Dirac node formation and mass acquisition in a topological crystalline insulator. Science, 341(6153), 1496-1499.
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