Master of Science (M.S.) in Condensed Matter Physics Program By Iowa State University |Top Universities

Master of Science (M.S.) in Condensed Matter Physics

Master of Science (M.S.) in Condensed Matter Physics

  • QS World University Rankings
    =494
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
Superconductivity, magnetism, and optical properties are just a few of the topics pursued within CMP, where research aims at the discovery, understanding and control of materials and their physical properties by experimental, computational and/or theoretical means. At Iowa State the large CMP program encourages extensive collaborations so that discoveries of new materials or properties are quickly and exhaustively investigated via extensive experimental and theoretical tools and lively discussions. Investigations may involve travel or collaboration to use specialized national or international facilities. The research often yields new insights to understand, enhance or control physical properties, which may lead to fundamental new knowledge and to new materials, products or tools. We use optical and electron spectroscopies to study electronic properties of strongly correlated materials. Those include high temperature superconductors, novel conventional superconductors and heavy fermions systems. They are not only technologically relevant, but also display range of fascinating physical properties. Our goal is to understand how the electronic excitations give rise to these highly unusual properties.