Welcome to the Ling Lab!

Barus-Holley 619 

Colloid Physics: 

2D colloids provide a convenient model system for studying defects and order in condensed matter physics. We are developing techniques to study open issues in 2D melting in spherical colloids and 2D glass transition in rod-shaped colloids.  For a recent publication, see:  https://www.pnas.org/content/117/24/13220

Quantum Materials Physics:

Quantum Spin Liquids(QSL) are unusual phases of matter that can be formed in frustrated spins systems in certain magnetic materials. We are interested in the possible quantum spin liquid phase in the alpha phase of RuCl3.  A novel ac magnetic susceptibility system is currently being developed to probe this new state of matter.  This experiment is being conducted in collaboration with Prof. Plumb at Brown.

Phase Coherence in the Saint-James-de Gennes Surface Supercurrents:

Preliminary work along this direction is being pursued through a collaboration  at the Institute for Advanced Study of Soochow University (in Suzhou, China).

Kondo Effect in Nb:

Preliminary work along this direction is being pursued through a collaboration at the Institute for Advanced Study of Soochow University (in Suzhou, China).

 

 

Please contact Prof. Ling if you are interested in learning more about the research. We are looking for curious and motivated students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.