Department of Physics and Astronomy
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|Department:||Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences
|Office:||Jones PSC, Room 711|
|Resources:||Dr. Mu's Website
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Sai Mu uses quantum-mechanical first-principles methods to explore the electronic structure, transport processes, magnetic properties, and the couplings between different degrees of freedom in a variety of condensed materials, from correlated transition metal oxides and alloys to new semiconductors. Research topics include magnetic quantum materials for applications in spintronics and quantum computing, electron and phonon transport in disordered materials, novel semiconductors (wide bandgap materials) for electronics, and point defects for quantum information science. His goals include gaining a fundamental knowledge of the physics of existing quantum materials, creating design rules to enhance desirable materials properties, and predicting novel materials.