We are broadly interested in oxide quantum materials and heterostructures, with a significant focus on synthesis of novel complex oxide materials, oxide interface physics, low-dimensional superconductivity, 2D oxide nanomembranes, and quantum materials by design. We leverage a combined approach of atomic-scale fabrication, thin-film epitaxy and kinetic-based synthetic methods, with the aim to prepare novel phases of complex oxides. We specialize in growing materials by the advanced pulsed laser deposition technique and studying their physical properties by transport means.
Dr. Li's work published in Nano Letters
14 May, 2021
We develop a way to stabilize in air the transferrable templates for ex situ epitaxial growth of oxide nanomembranes using other techniques. In this manner, freestanding superconducting SrTiO3 membranes were synthesized ex situ using molecular beam epitaxy. This study paves the way for the synthesis of an expanded selection of freestanding oxide membranes and heterostructures.