Max Hirschberger

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo *Profile is at the time of the award.

2023Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Detecting the quantum phase of spin excitations by heat transport
Quantum Materials are solids where electrons, lattice vibrations, and magnetic spin excitations behave not simply as (classical) particles, but show properties characteristic of quantum mechanical waves. These materials are of interest in the development of Quantum Computation technology, because quantum objects with dual particle / wave nature can be entangled to robustly store information. In magnets with heavy transition metal elements, new forms of magnetic order and magnetic excitations exhibit such quantum properties. We characterize these excitations by heat transport, facilitated by the development of new forms of precision thermometry (resolution < 0.05 degrees Celsius) suitable for measurements in high magnetic fields and at very low temperatures.


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