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Martin Greven

PAN 218 (office), 624-7542
PAN 264, 270, 276 (lab), 626-9668
greven @

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Post-doctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995-1997
Assistant Professor, Applied Physics and Photon Science, Stanford University, 1998-2009
Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 2009-2011
Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 2011-present

Awards and Honors
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1999-2001
NSF CAREER Award, 2000-2004
Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, 2003
Fellow, American Physical Society, 2007
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2015

Summary of Interests
Experimental condensed matter physics. High-temperature superconductivity. Low-dimensional magnetism. Crystal growth of quantum materials. Neutron and X-ray scattering. Charge transport. [Research Web Page]

About My Work

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Complex oxides exhibit fascinating electronic and structural properties. These quantum materials are at the frontier of research in condensed matter physics since they provide myriad possibilities to discover and study novel fundamental phenomena and phases, including novel forms of magnetic and charge order, as well as unconventional superconductivity. Moreover, many complex oxides exhibit properties that have potential applications in technology.

Materials preparation is the heart of any successful materials physics endeavor. Our group’s research involves the growth of high-quality single crystals using state-of-the-art techniques. The experimental techniques of X-ray and neutron scattering play invaluable roles in materials science and condensed matter physics, as they provide essential structural and magnetic information about new phases of matter and the transitions between them. We pursue such scattering experiments at leading facilities in the US and abroad. Our research furthermore involves charge transport experiments, including measurements at high-field magnet laboratories. In addition to our own experiments, the crystals grown in our lab enable measurements by numerous scientists around the world who use complementary experimental techniques.

Our research is supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences and by the National Science Foundation.

Advisees and Collaborators

Zachary Anderson, Graduate Student
Nina Bielinski, Undergraduate Student
Jingnan Cai, Undergraduate Student
Jacob Freyermuth, Undergraduate Student
Paul Friedrichsen, Graduate Student
Yangmu Li, Graduate Student
Vikram Nagaranjan, Undergraduate Student
David-Michael Poehlmann, Undergraduate Student
Lauren Schlenker, Undergraduate Student
Yang Tang, Graduate Student
Biqiong Yu, Graduate Student
Guichuan Yu, Senior Research Associate

Selected Publications

W. Tabis et al., Charge order and its connection with Fermi-liquid charge transport in a pristine high-Tc cuprate, Nat. Commun. 5, 5875 (2014)

W.S. Lee et al., Asymmetry of collective excitations in electron- and hole-doped cuprate superconductors, Nat. Phys. 10, 883 (2014)

M.K. Chan et al., In-Plane Magnetoresistance Obeys Kohler’s Rule in the Pseudogap Phase of Cuprate Superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 117005 (2014)

S.I. Mirzaei, D. Stricker, J.N. Hancock, C. Berthod, A. Georges, E. van Heumen, M.K. Chan, X. Zhao, Y. Li, M. Greven, N. Barišić, and D. van der Marel, Spectroscopic evidence for Fermi liquid-like energy and temperature dependence of the relaxation rate in the pseudogap phase of the cuprates, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110, 5774 (2013).

N. Barišić, Y. Li, G. Yu, X. Zhao, M. Dressel, A. Smontara and M. Greven, Universal sheet resistance and revised phase diagram of the cuprate high-temperature superconductors, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110.12235 (2013) [abstract]

Y. Li, G. Yu, M.K. Chan, V. Balédent, G. Yu, N. N. Barišić, K. Hradil, R.A. Mole, Y. Sidis, P. Steffens, X. Zhao, P. Bourges, and M. Greven, Two Ising-like collective magnetic excitations in a single-layer cuprate superconductor, Nature Physics 8, 404 (2012) [abstract]

Y. Li, V. Balédent, G. Yu, N. Barišić, K. Hradil, R.A. Mole, Y. Sidis, P. Steffens, X. Zhao, P. Bourges, M. Greven, Hidden magnetic excitation in the pseudogap phase of a model cuprate superconductor, Nature 468, 283 (2010)

G. Yu, Y. Li, E. M. Motoyama, M. Greven , Universal relation between magnetic resonance and superconducting gap in unconventional superconductors, Nature Physics 5, 873 (2009) [abstract]

Y. Li, V. Balédent, N. Barišić, Y. Cho, B. Fauqué, Y. Sidis, G. Yu, X. Zhao, P. Bourges, M. Greven, Unusual magnetic order in the pseudogap region of the superconductor HgBa2CuO4+δ, Nature 455, 372 (2008). [abstract]

E. M. Motoyama, G. Yu, I. M. Vishik, O. P. Vajk, P. K. Mang, M. Greven, Spin correlations in the electron-doped high-transition-temperature superconductor Nd2-xCexCuO4+δ, Nature 455, 186 (2007) [abstract]

S. Larochelle, A. Mehta, L. Lu, P. K. Mang, O. P. Vajk, N. Kaneko, J. W. Lynn, L. Zhou, and M. Greven , Structural and Magnetic Properties of the Single-Layer Manganese Oxide La1-xSr1+xMnO4, Phys. Rev. B 71, 024435 (2005) [abstract]

O. P. Vajk, P. K. Mang, M. Greven, P. M. Gehring, J. W. Lynn, Quantum Impurities in the Two-dimensional Spin One-half Heisenberg Antiferromagnet, Science 295, 1691 (2002) [abstract]


Vordiplom 1988, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Ph.D. 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology