Extreme Conditions at PSI

At the start of the year, I moved to the Paul Scherrer Institute with the intention to develop and put to use various high-pressure setups to control the quantum matter. The key is that by applying high-pressure, we can modify the orbital overlaps between the magnetic ions, which in turn enables to tune the magnetic ground states, their excitations and observe novel phenomena.

What makes PSI special is that there are three types of probes on site – neutrons, muons and X-rays. Combining these techniques can often allow pinpointing the physical processes underlying the novel quantum phenomena. Moreover, I am collaborating with Swedish researchers at Chalmers University to bring the advances of the instrumentation to the upcoming European Spallation Source.