About Leslie Schoop's Work
My research focuses on building a bridge between solid-state chemistry and condensed-matter physics to develop chemical guidelines for the development of new “quantum materials”. We think these materials are the key to enable future technologies, such as quantum computers, levitating trains or novel, highly sensitive sensors. Many of these developments are driven by the discipline of physics. Chemical logic, however, can fundamentally change the field of quantum matter due to its ability to formulate rules based on parameters such as chemical bonding, electron (de-) localization, or electron counting rules. We are using these guidelines to establish heuristics that can predict quantum matter. We verify our predictions experimentally by synthesizing such materials and characterizing their electronic and magnetic properties.