Martin GrevenProfessor, School of Physics and Astronomy
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
Vordiplom, Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University), 1988
- Distinguished McKnight University Professor, 2018-present
- Director, University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, 2016-present
- Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 2011-present
- Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 2009-2011
- Assistant Professor, Applied Physics and Photon Science, Stanford University, 1998-2009
- Post-doctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995-1997
Scientific & Professional Societies
- Fellow, American Physical Society
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Fellow, Neutron Scattering Society of America
Complex oxides exhibit fascinating electronic and structural properties. These quantum materials are at the frontier of research in condensed matter physics since they provide myriad possibilities to discover and study novel fundamental phenomena and phases, including new kinds of magnetic and charge order, as well as unconventional superconductivity. Moreover, many complex oxides exhibit properties that have potential applications in technology.
Materials preparation is the heart of any successful materials physics endeavor. Our group’s research involves the growth of high-quality single crystals using state-of-the-art techniques. The experimental techniques of X-ray and neutron scattering play invaluable roles in materials science and condensed matter physics, as they provide essential structural and magnetic information about new phases of matter and the transitions between them. We pursue such scattering experiments at leading facilities in the US and abroad. Our research furthermore involves non-linear magnetic susceptibility and charge transport experiments, including measurements at high-field magnet laboratories. In addition to our own experiments, the crystals grown in our lab enable measurements by numerous scientists around the world who use complementary experimental techniques.
Our research is supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences and by the National Science Foundation.
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished McKnight University Professorship, University of Minnesota, 2018
- Fellow, Neutron Scattering Society of America, 2018
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2015
- Fellow, American Physical Society, 2007
- Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, 2003
- NSF CAREER Award, 2000-2004
- Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1999-2001
Enhanced superconductivity and ferroelectric quantum criticality in plastically deformed strontium titanate, S. Hameed, D. Pelc, Z. W. Anderson, A. Klein, R. J. Spieker, L. Yue, B. Das, J. Ramberger, M. Lukas, Y. Liu, M. J. Krogstad, R. Osborn, Y. Li, C. Leighton, R. M. Fernandes & M. Greven, Nature Materials (2021).
Two-component electronic phase separation in the doped Mott insulator Y1−xCaxTiO3, S. Hameed, J. Joe, D. M. Gautreau, J. W. Freeland, T. Birol, and M. Greven, Phys. Rev. B 104, 045112 (2021). Selected as an Editors' Suggestion.
Nature of the ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic transition in Y1−xLaxTiO3, S. Hameed, S. El-Khatib, K. P. Olson, B. Yu, T. J. Williams, T. Hong, Q. Sheng, K. Yamakawa, J. Zang, Y. J. Uemura, G. Q. Zhao, C. Q. Jin, L. Fu, Y. Gu, F. Ning, Y. Cai, K. M. Kojima, J. W. Freeland, M. Matsuda, C. Leighton, and M. Greven, Phys. Rev. B 104, 024410 (2021). Selected as an Editors' Suggestion.
Unusual Dynamic charge correlations in simple-tetragonal HgBa2CuO4+δ, B. Yu, W. Tabis, I. Bialo, F. Yakhou, N. B. Brookes, Z. Anderson, Y. Tang, G. Yu, and M. Greven, Phys. Rev. X 10, 021059 (2020).
Strain-induced Majority Carrier Inversion in Ferromagnetic Epitaxial LaCoO3-δ Thin Films, V. Chaturvedi, J. Walter, A. Paul, A. Grutter, B. Kirby, J. S. Joeng, H. Zhou, Z. Zhang, B. Yu, M. Greven, A. Mkhoyan, T. Birol, and C. Leighton, Phys. Rev. Materials 4, 034403 (2020).
Diagonal Nematicity in the Pseudogap Phase of HgBa2CuO4+δ, H. Murayama, Y. Sato, R. Kurihara, S. Kasahara, Y. Mizukami, Y. Kasahara, H. Uchiyama, A. Yamamoto, E.-G. Moon, J. Cai, J. Freyermuth, M. Greven, T. Shibauchi, and Y. Matsuda, Nat. Com. 10, 3282 (2019).
Resistivity phase diagram of the cuprates revisited, D. Pelc, M. J. Veit, C. J. Dorow, Y. Ge, N. Barišić, and M. Greven, Phys. Rev. B 102, 075114 (2020).
Universal superconducting precursor in three classes of unconventional superconductors, D. Pelc, Z. Anderson, B. Yu, C. Leighton, and M. Greven, Nat. Com. 10, 2729 (2019).
D. Pelc et al., Unusual behavior of cuprates explained by heterogeneous charge localization, Sci. Adv. 5, eaau4538 (2019)
Yangmu Li et al., Hole-pocket-driven superconductivity and its universal features in the electron-doped cuprates, Sci. Adv. 5, eaap7349 (2019)
D. Pelc et al., Emergence of superconductivity in the cuprates via a universal percolation process, Nat. Commun. 9, 4327 (2018)
P. Popcevic et al., Percolative nature of the dc paraconductivity in the cuprate superconductors, npj Quantum Materials 3, 42 (2018)
J. Walter et al., Ion-Gel-Gating-Induced Oxygen Vacancy Formation in Epitaxial La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ Films from in operando X-ray and Neutron Scattering, Phys. Rev. Materials 1, 071403 (2017)
M. K. Chan et al., Commensurate antiferromagnetic excitations as a signature of the pseudogap in the tetragonal high-Tc cuprate HgBa2CuO4+δ, Nat. Commun. 7, 10819 (2016)
Yangmu Li et al., Hidden Fermi-liquid Charge Transport in the Antiferromagnetic Phase of the Electron-Doped Cuprate Superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 197001 (2016)
W. Tabis et al., Charge order and its connection with Fermi-liquid charge transport in a pristine high-Tc cuprate, Nat. Commun. 5, 5875 (2014)
M.K. Chan et al., In-Plane Magnetoresistance Obeys Kohler’s Rule in the Pseudogap Phase of Cuprate Superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 117005 (2014)
S.I. Mirzaei et al., Spectroscopic evidence for Fermi liquid-like energy and temperature dependence of the relaxation rate in the pseudogap phase of the cuprates, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110, 5774 (2013)
N. Barišić et al., Universal sheet resistance and revised phase diagram of the cuprate high-temperature superconductors, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110.12235 (2013)
Yuan Li et al., Hidden magnetic excitation in the pseudogap phase of a model cuprate superconductor, Nature 468, 283 (2010)
Yuan Li et al., Unusual magnetic order in the pseudogap region of the superconductor HgBa2CuO4+δ, Nature 455, 372 (2008).
E. M. Motoyama et al., Spin correlations in the electron-doped high-transition-temperature superconductor Nd2-xCexCuO4+δ, Nature 455, 186 (2007)
S. Larochelle et al., Structural and Magnetic Properties of the Single-Layer Manganese Oxide La1-xSr1+xMnO4, Phys. Rev. B 71, 024435 (2005)
H. Eisaki et al., Effect of chemical inhomogeneity in the bismuth-based copper oxide superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 69, 064512 (2004)
O. P. Vajk et al., Quantum Impurities in the Two-dimensional Spin One-half Heisenberg Antiferromagnet, Science 295, 1691 (2002)
Advisees & Collaborators
- Zachary Anderson, Graduate Student
- Samuel Bayliff, Graduate Student
- Davis Everson-Rose, Undergraduate Student
- Sylvia Griffitt, Undergraduate Student
- Issam Khayr, Graduate Student
- Richard Spieker, Graduate Student
- Chiou-Yang Tan, Graduate Student
- Dayu Zhai, Graduate Student
- Jack Zwettler, Undergraduate Student