Quantum materials (QMs) showcase tangible manifestations of some of the most fundamental concepts in quantum physics, at a scale realizable in a research laboratory and amenable for detailed experimental exploration and manipulation. Studying such systems is important from a fundamental standpoint, but has also the potential to provide the basis for a new generation of profoundly transformative technologies, multifunctional devices and new information processing and storage.
In my talk I will focus on design and growth of novel QMs. We have a variety of growth techniques, e.g. Czochralski-technique, optical floating zone technique, chemical vapour transport, crystallisation by flux and the Bridgman-Stockbarger method. Prominent examples and classes of materials include magnetically frustrated systems (e.g. pyrochlore oxides), pnictide superconductors, chiral magnets, Weyl semimetals and perovskite solar cells.