The Condensed Matter Dynamics group is led by Prof. Andrea Cavalleri and focuses on non-equilibrium phenomena in quantum materials. In particular, we investigate how electronic and structural order can emerge as a result of external drives and how transitions occur in complex solids dynamically. Light-control of superconductivity, ferroelectricity, magnetism and topology have been at the centre of our research.
Recent Research Highlights
Nonlocal nonlinear phononics
M. Henstridge et. al.,Nature Physics, 18, pages 457–461 (2022)
Probing the interatomic potential of solids with strong-field nonlinear phononics
A. von Hoegen et. al., Nature, 555, 79–82 (2018)
Nonlinear lattice dynamics as a basis for enhanced superconductivity in YBa2Cu3O6.5
R. Mankowsky et. al., Nature 516 , 71–73 (2014)