SLAC topics

Quantum materials

Quantum materials, such as high-temperature superconductors and topological insulators, have unusual properties that emerge out of interactions between their electrons.

Energy sciences

Illustration of changes in a superconductor as it approaches a quantum critical point

News Feature

Belopolski has made key discoveries about Weyl semimetals and topological magnets, systems in which quantum effects produce new emergent particles with exotic electronic and...

Portrait of Ilya Belopolski
News Feature

SLAC and Stanford partner with two Illinois universities to create the Center for Quantum Sensing and Quantum Materials, which aims to unravel mysteries associated...

Illustration of quantum processes
News Feature

Theory suggests that quantum critical points may be analogous to black holes as places where all sorts of strange phenomena can exist in a...

Illustration of changes in charge stripes as a superconductor approaches a quantum critical point