Zettl Research Group

Condensed Matter Physics
Department of Physics
University of California at Berkeley


We are an experimental solid state physics group led by Prof. Alex Zettl in the Department of Physics at U.C. Berkeley and in the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  We are also associated with the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS), an interdisciplinary nanoscience center involving researchers from Berkeley, Stanford, Caltech, and U.C. Merced.  Prof. Zettl is the Center Director.

We are currently investigating electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties of nanoscale materials such as fullerenes, carbon and non-carbon nanotubes, and two dimensional sheet structures such as graphene and boron nitride.  We are also interested in unusual electronic ground states in conventional and high temperature superconductors and charge density wave materials.  In our laboratory, we synthesize these materials and investigate their properties using a variety of techniques including transmission and scanning electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, high magnetic field and high pressure transport measurement, and IR and Raman spectroscopy. We also investigate biological application of nanotechnology.



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Most recent update: 10/24/2014