Announcements of Group Activities

Spintronics and Quantum Computing Materials

Finding the Fit For Spintronics

UWM physicists Michael Weinert (left, standing) and Lian Li are shown in the research group lab where experiments reveal the unique electronic behaviors of a new kind of material that could be used for spintronics and quantum computing. Also shown are Research Associate Dr. Yaoyi Li and graduate student Shivani Rajput. This photo was featured in a 2013 UWM news article (See News Article Details).

Ripples Formed by Graphene on a Semiconductor

What Can Happen When Graphene Meets a Semiconductor

UWM Physics Graduate student Shivani Rajput, first author on a paper describing graphene/semiconductor ripples, shows a reconstructed image of graphene with the ripples clearly visible. Also shown are two Research Associates Dr. Yaoyi Li (left, standing) and Dr. Mingxing Chen (right, standing). This photo was featured in a 2013 UWM news article (See News Article Details) and a summary in ScienceDaily (See ScienceDaily details).

Grain Boundaries on Bi2Se3 Topological Insulator

Pushing and Pulling: Using Strain to Tune a New Quantum Material

Research Associate Dr. Yaoyi Li holds an image of grain boundaries on the topological insulator Bi2Se3. The image was obtained using the Scanning Tunneling Microscope located in the Lian Li Research Group lab. Also shown are graduate student Shavani Rajput, physics professor Dr. Michael Weinert (back, left), and Professor Lian Li (back, right). This photo was featured in a 2014 UWM news article (See News Article Details).

Narrow Graphene Ribbons

With ‘Ribbons’ of Graphene, Width Matters

Research Associates Dr. Yaoyi Li and Dr. Mingxing Chen display an image of a ribbon of graphene 1 nanometer wide. In the image, obtained using the Scanning Tunneling Microscope located in the Lian Li Research Group lab, atoms are visible as “bumps”. This photo was featured in a 2014 UWM news article (See News Article Details).