Welcome to the web page of the IQM group!

We are a Materials Physics group in the Department of physics, IISc Bangalore, India.

Our aim is to discover exotic, emergent  electronic and magnetic phenomena e.g. superconductivity, metal-insulator transition, high mobility electron gas, spin liquid phase, non-trivial spin texture etc., primarily in artificial quantum materials.  To obtain these collective phases, we grow and study electrical transport and magnetic behaviors of thin films, heterostructures and superlattices of transition metal oxides. We grow these nanometer-thin structures with unit cell precision by pulsed laser deposition. In order to gain microscopic understanding of the electronic, magnetic and structural changes due to the heterostructuring, we use synchrotron X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, hard X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, and resonant X-ray scattering.

Recent News

  • S.K. Ojha et al., 'Quantum fluctuations lead to glassy electron dynamics in the good metal regime of electron doped KTaO3' has been published in Nature Communications and selected as Editor's Highlights. Congratulations to the authors! [May 2024]
  • Shashank has graduated and is moving to Rice University. Congratulations Dr. Ojha! [January 2024]
  • Siddharth has graduated and is moving to Rutgers University. Congratulations Dr. Kumar! [November 2023]

      • Nandana has been awarded the best poster award at the in-house symposium, department of Physics. Congratulations! [November 2023]

      We are grateful to our all past and present funding agencies for their support