About Julia Mundy's Work
While quantum mechanics forms the basis for all materials properties, in most compounds it is only relevant at the very smallest length scales. There exist some materials, however, in which the quantum nature transcends the microscopic to the macroscopic and in doing so produces incredible phenomena. Our work will use atomically-precise thin film synthesis in concert with novel imaging techniques to explore the unique ground states which can emerge at the interfaces between two quantum materials. Our work will not only provide a platform for fundamental physical studies, but could also uncover a new class of materials for application in quantum computing and spintronics.