Instrumentation, Material and Correlated Electrons Physics (IMAPEC)
Responsable : Daniel BRAITHWAITE

Instrumentation, Advanced materials, and Physics of correlated electron systems

Our aim in IMAPEC is to tackle current issues in condensed matter physics through three actions:

State of the art measurements, especially in extreme conditions of very low temperature, high magnetic field, and high pressure that require a continuous effort to develop our own original and competitive instrumentation.

A well equipped crystal growth facility, with an extremely competent team, able to grow high quality crystals of known systems, and to explore new compounds.

A longstanding experience in the field of correlated electron physics, reinforced by strong collaborations in France and worldwide with other experimental groups and theorists.


Research activities
Experimental techniques and facilities
Open positions


Last update : 02/20 2017 (487)

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Experimental techniques and facilities at IMAPEC : IMAPEC is one of the most prominent laboratories for very precise measurements under extrem condictions as very low temperature, high magnetic fields, and high pressure. In particular it is renownded for it very low temperature thermal conductivity measurements and its development of new techniques ... More »
People at IMAPEC :   Researchers Dai Aoki (also: IMR Oarai) Daniel Braithwaite Jean-Pascal Brison Jacques Flouquet Georg Knebel Gerard Lapertot Christoph Marin Alexandre Pourret Post-doctorates Aifang Fang PhD students / Master students Julia ... More »
Quantum phase transitions in heavy fermion systems : We are interested in quantum phase transitions in heavy fermion compounds. These are intermetallic compounds with an incomplete filled electronic f shell, like Ce, Yb of U compounds showing strongly renormalized Fermi liquid properties at low temperature. This renormalization manifests itself in an ... More »
Research activities at IMAPEC : Our main research activities are concentrated on quantum phase transitions in heavy fermion systems unconventional superconductivity ferromagnetic superconductors new superconductors topological phase transition Mott insulators / new materials for microelectronics new ... More »
Unconventional superconductivity : Superconductivity was first observed in 1911 by Heike Kammerlin Onnes in Leiden is starting from these days still a very active research area in physics. A complete microscopic theory of superconductivity was given in 1957 by Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer (so-called BCS theory) which explaines ... More »


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