Course Coordinator: 
Yoshinori Okada
Quantum Materials Science

Discover a range of interesting quantum materials and their unique functionalities. Learn about the concept of materials design and its realization in bulk single crystal growth and epitaxial thin film growth. Learn the principles of single particle spectroscopy, particularly focusing on photoemission and tunneling spectroscopy. Experience quantum materials growth and characterization in the laboratory. Discuss and make presentations on recent literature. 

This course hopes to provide the student with sufficient knowledge to enjoy quantum materials growth and analysis at the frontiers of quantum materials science.
Course Content: 
  1. Overview of recent interests in quantum materials
  2. Materials design concepts and various growth methods
    2-1. bulk single crystal growth
    2-2. epitaxial thin film growth
  3. Single particle spectroscopies
    3-1. electronic states in momentum space
    3-2. electronic states in real space
    3-3. heterogeneous electronic states
  4. Group discussion and presentations based on recent literature
  5. Experiencing growth and characterization of quantum materials
  6. Possible lecture by external speakers from R&D companies
Course Type: 
Presentation 50%, Report 50%
Text Book: 
    Reference Book: 
      Prior Knowledge: 
      Undergraduate level of condensed matter physics