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Joonho Jang @MIT Physics

Name: Joonho Jang ( 장준호 )

Title(s): Postdoctoral Fellow

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 13-2057
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Biographical Sketch

B.S. (Physics) Seoul National University - Ph.D. (Physics) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Moore Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT

Area of Physics:

Condensed Matter Experiment

Research Interests

Quantum many-body physics. Unconventional superconductivity. Exotic quantum Hall phases of 2D electrons.

My primary interest is to investigate and understand quantum many-body interactions in various physical systems, such as exotic quantum Hall phases of 2D electrons and unconventional topological superconductivity in layered materials.

Previously, I have used ultrasensitive phase-locked cantilever magnetometry to investigate the unique magnetic responses of the spin-triplet topological p-wave superconductivity in Sr2RuO4. As a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, I employed novel pulsed tunneling techniques to study strongly interacting 2D electronic phases in high magnetic fields (See the listed papers below for further reference). From these experiences, I would like to further extend my techniques toward spatially-resolved, quantum-enhanced sensing measurements and apply them to various materials and engineered systems that may exhibit exotic, topological quantum many-body phenomena. Some fantastic examples include the superconductivity in doped topological insulators, magnetism in quantum materials, and much more.

Will the law of physics allow us to find the unified understanding of quantum many-body phenomena and a way to control them? I think we are getting ever closer to find the answer.

Selected Publications

Joonho Jang, H. M. Yoo, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. West, K. Baldwin, R. C. Ashoori
“ Full momentum and energy resolved spectral function of a 2D electronic system ” 
Science 358, 901-906 (2017) DOI:10.1126/science.aam7073 See also: MIT news, supplement

Joonho Jang, B. M. Hunt, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. West, R. C. Ashoori
“ Sharp tunneling resonance from the vibrations of an electronic Wigner crystal ”   
Nature Physics (12 Dec 2016) Advance Online Publication DOI:10.1038/nphys3979.  See also: Science Editor's ChoiceMIT news

Joonho Jang, Raffi Budakian, Yoshiteru Maeno
“ Phase-locked cantilever magnetometry ”   
Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 132510 (2011)

Joonho Jang, D.G. Furguson, V. Vakaryuk, P.G. Goldbart, R. Budakian, S.B. Chung, Y. Maeno
“ Observation of half-height magnetization steps in Sr2RuO4 ”   
Science 331, 186 (2011) DOI:10.1126/science.1193839.   See also: Physics Today, Condensed Matter Journal Club Commentary