I am a scientist studying the physics of materials, as a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard University. My research is focused on materials that exhibit quantum mechanical phenomena over a wide range of energy and length scales. I use light as a means to understand and manipulate their behavior.
Magnetism when combined with non-trivial band topology can give rise to intriguing quantized electronic phases – if the two interact with each other. Here, we study a material where magnetism coexists with topological bands, and quantify the exchange coupling between the two.
Magnetism in topological materials creates a platform to realize spin-based phenomena with applications in spintronics, memory, and quantum information. Here, we discover a new knob to control interlayer magnetic bonding in an antiferromagnetic topological insulator – phonons.
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