Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Experimental condensed matter physics is the branch to study the solids both at macroscopic and microscopic level. It helps to understand various fundamental physical problems by studying the interaction of atoms and/ electrons. Further, it helps to correlate these interactions with the origin of various physical properties such as electrical, magnetic, optical, thermal, elastic etc. It always motivates physicists to explore or discover new materials with extraordinary properties which are relevant for fundamental understanding of solids and liquids. Few examples of exciting solids and liquids are Metals, Semiconductors, Insulators, Magnets, Foams, Thin membranes, Superfluids, Superconductors, Organic molecules, Polymers, Complex liquids, nano and meta materials and Graphene. In addition to fundamental research, experimental condensed matter physics intends to address societal relevant key issues as well like energy, security, sensors, nano, opto and bio electronics; nano and bio photonics. The breadth and utility of experimental condensed matter physics makes it an essential part of the Department of Physical Sciences at IISER Berhampur.