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Kathryn Moler


How does quantum decoherence occur? What is the correct theoretical description of strongly correlated electron materials?  The goal of Professor Moler’s research is to answer these two questions about the fundamental behavior of electrons in materials by:
- creating a toolbox of sensitive, quantitative, high-resolution local magnetic sensors, enabling routine and noninvasive characterization of small magnetic fields in novel quantum materials, and to share the designs for these tools with other scientists
- conducting a systematic survey of the energetic and dynamics of individual quanta of magnetic flux in various superconductors, to elucidate the mechanism of superconductivity
- conducting a systematic survey of persistent currents in mesoscopic normal metals and superconductors, to understand the mechanisms of quantum decoherence in electrons systems, and
- educating a group of creative and highly skilled graduate and undergraduate students.