Unmasking the ‘magic’ behind one of physics’ recent mysteries : Read Story The discovery of superconductivity in two single-atom-thick layers of graphene stacked at a precise angle of 1.1 degrees came as a big surprise to the scientific community. Read Story Engineering faculty to lead development of quantum simulators in major NSF-funded effort : Read Story Princeton researchers have joined a multi-institutional effort to develop large-scale simulators to study complex quantum systems. Read Story New evidence for electron’s dual nature found in a quantum spin liquid : Read Story A Princeton-led experiment suggests that a controversial theory — that the electron is composed of two particles — could be true. Read Story Princeton scientists discover a topological magnet that exhibits exotic quantum effects : Read Story An international team led by researchers at Princeton University has uncovered a new class of magnet that exhibits novel quantum effects that extend to room temperature. Read Story Discovery of quantum behavior in insulators suggests possible new particle : Read Story A team led by Princeton physicists discovered a surprising quantum phenomenon in an atomically thin insulator made of tungsten ditelluride. Read Story 1 / 5 Start animation ▶ < > Quantum materials are vaguely defined as materials that don’t behave according to laws of classical physics. Examples include superconductors, complex magnets or topological materials. These materials can lead to many novel technologies, including faster computers, fault tolerant quantum computers, improved optical sensors or levitating trains. At the Princeton Institute of Materials, we work to predict, synthesize, and characterize new quantum materials with new and/or improved properties. Associated Faculty Ravindra N. Bhatt Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Roberto Car Ralph W. *31 Dornte Professor in Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute of Materials. Robert J. Cava Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry Nathalie P. de Leon Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Claire F. Gmachl Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Associate Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Head of Whitman College. F. Duncan Haldane Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics. M. Zahid Hasan Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics Andrew A. Houck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering David A. Huse Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Stephen A. Lyon Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Engineering Physics. Associate Director, Princeton Institute of Materials. Nai Phuan Ong Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics Jason R. Petta Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics Loren N. Pfeiffer Senior Research Scholar, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Herschel A. Rabitz Charles Phelps Smyth '16 *17 Professor of Chemistry Gregory D. Scholes William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry. Chair, Department of Chemistry. Leslie M. Schoop Associate Professor of Chemistry. Associate Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials. Mansour Shayegan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jeffrey D. Thompson Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Hakan E. Türeci Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sanfeng Wu Assistant Professor of Physics Saien Xie Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials Nan Yao Professor of the Practice, Princeton Institute of Materials. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center. Ali Yazdani Class of 1909 Professor of Physics. Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials.