The DQMP is a major center of Swiss research in the field of quantum matter physics. Our researchers are constantly understanding new fundamental properties of matter, seeking new materials for the future, discovering innovative phenomena and developing new experimental techniques.Our department
A specialization in quantum matter physics constitutes an ideal entry for professional and academic careers. Our programs provide students with an in-depth education, the opportunity to work on innovative research subjects in a convivial atmosphere and in close collaboration with internationally renowned people.Master and PhD
From phenomenology to theoretical studies via modeling, our teams dissect and prepare matter for its applications. The number of collaborations with industrial partners has grown continuously. We are fostering innovation and working closely with industry to bring new technologies to the market.
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Compression may cool
An international research team from Innsbruck and Geneva has developed a new thermometry method to measure temperatures for low-dimensional quantum gases. With this method it was found that compressing a gas may lead to cooling. The results on this counterintuitive phenomenon have just been…
Innovative materials to combat bacteria
A UNIGE team is developing new alloys with bactericidal properties to combat antibiotic-resistant germs.
International Workshop Electrons, Photons and Plasmons 2024
The International Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons, 2024” will take place in presence on June 10-12 in Nyon, Switzerland.
Connecting oxide electronics and long-wavelength nanophotonics
It is known since 2004 that a boundary (interface) between LaAlO3 and SrTiO3, which are both insulating oxide materials, hosts an electrically conducting two-dimensional electron system (2DES). It is also known that two-dimensional electron systems support plasmon-polaritons, which are peculiar…
RefFIT wins a Venture Kick’s grant
150,000 CHF for faster, easier analysis of spectroscopic data in materials science.
Preparing for the era of quantum technologies
Quantum breakthroughs are opening up enormous horizons. In this race between science and diplomacy, Geneva holds a key role.
Clémentine Thibault received the “Best Presentation award” at the IWOE29
Clémentine Thibault, PhD in the UNIGE’s group of Oxides Interfaces Physics received the “Best Presentation award” for her poster : “Coupling oxygen octahedra rotation in orthorhombic perovskite heterostructures: The LaVO3/DyScO3 case” at the International Workshop on Oxide…
Research Groups at DQMP
Designer Quantum Materials
Strongly correlated quantum material
Theory of quantum matter
Ferroelectrics and multiferroics
Theory of flat and strange quantum matter
Scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy
Oxide interface physics
Quantum Materials Discovery
Affiliated Research Groups
Publications highlightsmore publications
Chemical Principles of Intrinsic Topological Superconductors
Fabian O. von Rohr
Chem. Mater. 2023
Observation of the orbital inverse Rashba–Edelstein effect
Anas El Hamdi, Jean-Yves Chauleau, Margherita Boselli, Clémentine Thibault, Cosimo Gorini, Alexander Smogunov, Cyrille Barreteau, Stefano Gariglio, Jean-Marc Triscone & Michel Viret
El Hamdi et al. – Nat. Phys. (2023).
Multiple antiferromagnetic phases and magnetic anisotropy in exfoliated CrBr3 multilayers
Fengrui Yao, Volodymyr Multian, Zhe Wang, Nicolas Ubrig, Jérémie Teyssier, Fan Wu, Enrico Giannini, Marco Gibertini, Ignacio Gutiérrez-Lezama and Alberto F. Morpurgo
Nature Communications volume 14, 4969 (2023)
Determining spin-orbit coupling in graphene by quasiparticle interference imaging
Lihuan Sun, Louk Rademaker, Diego Mauro, Alessandro Scarfato, Árpád Pásztor, Ignacio Gutiérrez-Lezama, Zhe Wang, Jose Martinez-Castro, Alberto F. Morpurgo, Christoph Renner
Nature Communications 14 1, 3771 (2023)
Coupling of magnetic phases at nickelate interfaces
C. Domínguez, J. Fowlie, A. B. Georgescu, B. Mundet, N. Jaouen, M. Viret, A. Suter, A. J. Millis, Z. Salman, T. Prokscha, M. Gibert, and J.-M. Triscone
Domínguez et al. – Physical Review Materials 7, 065002 (2023)
Mapping the complex evolution of ferroelastic/ferroelectric domain patterns in epitaxially strained PbTiO3 heterostructures
Céline Lichtensteiger, Marios Hadjimichael, Edoardo Zatterin, Chia-Ping Su, Iaroslav Gaponenko, Ludovica Tovaglieri, Patrycja Paruch, Alexandre Gloter and Jean-Marc Triscone
Lichtensteiger et al. – APL Mater 11, 061126 (2023)
Postdoctoral Researcher in Discovery of Quantum Materials
The University of Geneva stands among the best universities in the world, thanks to the quality of its scientific research and educational excellence. The Department of Quantum Matter Physics offers an international and lively environment where students, teachers and researchers work in close collaboration. A wide range of specializations is proposed, with a strong emphasis on novel applications of fundamental physics.
The Department of Quantum Matter Physics is very involved in transferring technologies from its laboratories to industry, as its research activities in understanding and developing quantum materials and devices have a strong potential for applications.