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Sankar Das Sarma

Distinguished Professor, Richard E. Prange Chair in Physics

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(301) 405-6145

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    Two JQI Scientists Named 2022 Highly Cited Researchers

    November 15, 2022

    Two JQI researchers named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Web of Science Group. The list highlights scientists whose papers have been heavily cited over the preceding decade.

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    Two JQI Fellows Named 2021 Highly Cited Researchers

    November 19, 2021

    Two JQI Fellows are included on the Clarivate Web of Science Group’s 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers, which recognizes influential scientists for their highly cited papers over the preceding decade. The two researchers are Sankar Das Sarma, who is also the Director of the Condensed Matter Theory Center and the Richard E. Prange Chair and Distinguished University Professor of Physics at the University of Marlyand (UMD), and Christopher Monroe, who is also a College Park Professor.

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    Graphene’s Magic Act Relies on a Small Twist

    October 18, 2021

    Atomically thin sheets of carbon, called graphene, have caught many scientists' attention in recent years. Researchers have discovered that stacking layers of graphene two or three at a time and twisting the layers opens fertile new territory for them to explore. Research into these stacked sheets of graphene is like the Wild West, complete with the lure of striking gold and the uncertainty of uncharted territory. Researchers at JQI and the Condensed Matter Theory Center (CMTC) at the University of Maryland are busy creating the theoretical physics foundation that will be a map of this new landscape. And there is a lot to map; the phenomena in graphene range from the familiar like magnetism to more exotic things like strange metallicity, different versions of the quantum Hall effect, and the Pomeranchuk effect—each of which involve electrons coordinating to produce unique behaviors. One of the most promising veins for scientific treasure is the appearance of superconductivity (lossless electrical flow) in stacked graphene.