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Lai Research Group @ UT Austin

Nanoscale ElectroMagnetic Laboratory

Research Overview

Physics in the nanometer length scale, a regime in between the atomic and macroscopic levels, is of fundamental importance to modern science and technology. Using a large toolset of nanoscale imaging techniques, our group is actively studying quantum materials with novel electrical, magnetic, and optical properties. Among these tools, the Microwave Impedance Microscopy (MIM) provides a powerful means to noninvasively probe the electromagnetic response down to the 10-100nm length scale. Here is our ever-increasing list of research projects.

Schematic of the microwave imaging setup

Our research is funded by DOE, NSF, ARO, and the Welch Foundation